New Brighton is a modest place and yesterday's Memorial Day remembrance event at St. John's Cemetery was low key:
Marching to the cemetery on 7th Street
A brief ceremony
The Irondale Marching Knights play the "Battle Hymn of the Republic"
If there was any advance publicity for the event, it escaped my notice. I would guess the majority of the parade viewers were parents of the band members. It was a small and generally somber ceremony, befitting the meaning of Memorial Day. Unless you happened to be in the neighborhood at the time, you wouldn't have even realized the ceremony was taking place. More to come.