For those who sacrificed: Memorial Day parade a Luther tradition

LUTHER — The sacrifice of fallen heroes was honored and remembered in communities across the U.S. on Memorial Day weekend.

On Saturday, the community of Luther paid its own stirring tribute, with its annual Memorial Day — a yearly observance for more than three decades. 

The parade lineup, all in patriotic decor with red, white and blue, was led by the Lake County Honor Guard, and also included Luther Area Fire Department, the Luther Lions Club and the Pine River band, filling the streets with melodies of American favorites. 

Kids enjoyed chasing down candy along the parade route on State Street. 

Following the parade, a ceremony was given at the Luther veteran's memorial, with Pastor Brandon Voyles leading in prayer. A bugler played TAPS, and a 21-gun-salute was given by the Lake County Honor Guard. A wreath was presented before the memorial. 

Following the activities of the day, the occasion was touched off with a meal at the Luther Lions Club presented by the Luther Lions to all of the parade participants. 

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To see more photos of Luther's annual Memorial Day celebrations, visit lakecountystar.com.