Monday, May 29, 2017

Big turnout for Ypsilanti Memorial Day Procession

The sun was out and the temperature a comfy 70 degrees as hundreds turned out for the Ypsilanti Memorial Day Procession Monday Morning, May 29. The procession began on Huron Street south of Michigan Ave and proceeded north to Cross Street before heading to River Street in Depot Town. From there the procession headed north on River Street and concluded at Highland Cemetery.

The streets along the procession route were lined with residents, particularly on Cross Street in Ypsilanti's Depot Town where both sides of the street were packed with spectators.

The procession included local law enforcement, military veteran groups, local school marching bands and local elected officials. Local elected officials taking part in the procession included Ypsilanti Township Trustee Monica Williams, Ypsilanti Mayor Amanda Edmonds, City Council Member Beth Bashert, and State Representative Ronnie Peterson. The procession also included a walking Zap Zone Super Hero looking figure, a Star Wars Storm Trooper, and Wonder Woman, of course.

Jeff Brown
Editor / Publisher
Purple Walrus Press.

Photos Purple Walrus Press.
Barry Briggs Jr.
Ypsilanti Township Trustee Monica Williams.
State Representative Ronnie Peterson. (right)
Mayor Amanda Edmonds and City Council Member Beth Bashert.

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