Subscribe for 33¢ / day

Memorial Day 2018 will soon be upon us, and as per custom, the city of Portage, in close cooperation with VFW Post 1707 and many, many volunteers, will honor those who lost their life on active military duty with a parade and wonderful program at Blue Star Park on the near north side of Portage.

The parade route is the same as in previous years and starts at the far west end of Slifer Street by the airport, almost directly in front of the new offices of the Portage Park and Recreation Department, traveling east to Blue Star Park, where a program will be held.

Afterward, all veterans and their families are invited to the VFW Hall directly behind Walgreens for a meal.

Chris Schutz, Portage VFW Post 1707