Memorial Day parade canceled

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Memorial Day typically kicks off in Covington with a series of Honor Guard salutes at various military memorial sites around the city and ends with the parade, which winds up in Linden Grove Cemetery.


City hopes to reschedule later if and when appropriate

 
COVINGTON, Ky. -The City of Covington has canceled its annual Memorial Day parade, another event fallen victim to social distancing and safety precautions related to the coronavirus pandemic.

Mayor Joe Meyer signed an executive order Wednesday canceling the event, which would have been held May 25 for the 99th year in a row.
 
Meyer lamented the forced decision.
 
“Covington’s parade has to be one of the oldest if not the oldest around,” he said. “We’re going to look for a way to have a parade later in the year if we can find the appropriate opportunity and time, just to keep our streak alive. It’s too important an occasion to let fall by the wayside.”
 
The executive order urges “all residents of Covington to set aside a few moments on May 25, 2020, to recall the sacrifices of our veterans and their commitment to the principles of American democracy.”
 
Memorial Day typically kicks off in Covington with a series of Honor Guard salutes at various military memorial sites around the city and ends with the parade, which winds up in Linden Grove Cemetery.
 
The Bellevue-Dayton parade was canceled earlier this week.
 
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