Honoring those who sacrificed for their country
With a gentle breeze and temperatures in the high 70s, the weather held out for those participating in Alexandria's Memorial Day parade Monday morning.
Dozens upon dozens of people lined Broadway Street from Eighth Avenue down to Second Avenue to watch the parade, which included members of the military, law enforcement, Boy and Girl Scouts, the Alexandria Area High School Marching Band and more.
The parade started at Eighth Avenue and Broadway and then followed Agnes Boulevard to Kinkead Cemetery.
A service took place at the cemetery featuring Pastor Justin Fenger, former pastor at Shalom Lutheran Church in Alexandria. Fenger now serves as a chaplain with the North Dakota Army National Guard.
The grand marshal for the Memorial Day parade was Russ Oorlog, a Vietnam veteran and a member of the Vietnam Veterans of America.