One of the oldest parades of its kind comes back for another run in a little more than a week. This year will be the 152nd annual Alton Memorial Day Parade, which steps off from the Alton Middle School at 10am on Monday, May 27th. The parade will be followed with a remembrance ceremony at the Upper Alton Cemetery.

In Alton, the parade follows the traditional route, and parade committee member Steve Schwartz tells The Big Z this year's Grand Marshal is a Vietnam Veteran.

He says it's shaping up to be a pretty normal parade.

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You can still participate in the parade. Just call Schwartz at 618-972-8329 for details. We will have live coverage of the Alton parade Monday morning, May 27th right here on The Big Z starting at 10:00.

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