The Village or Covington honored those who died while serving the country with it’s annual Memorial Day Parade through downtown and a Memorial Day Ceremony at Highland Cemetery.
The Memorial Day holiday, which is observed every year on the last Monday of May, originated as Decoration Day after the American Civil War in 1868, when the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of Union veterans founded in Decatur, Illinois, established it as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the Union war dead with flowers. By the 20th century, competing Union and Confederate holiday traditions, celebrated on different days, had merged, and Memorial Day eventually extended to honor all Americans who died while in the military service.
Below is a gallery of photos from the Memorial Day festivities in Covington.
Photos provided by Ben Robinson/ColorGreenPhoto.com.