VFW http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Alton continues longest-running Memorial Day Parade http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/alton-continues-longest-running-memorial-day-parade <p>The small town of Alton, Ill. boasts of having the longest consecutive Memorial Day Parade in the country. The community has honored the sacrifices of its sons and daughters in uniform for 145 years.&nbsp;</p><p>Korean War veteran Harry Kortcamp&nbsp;says he was a boy the first time he marched in Alton&rsquo;s Memorial Day Parade.</p><p>&ldquo;When they had victory in Germany, I marched in that parade,&quot; he said. &quot;When they had victory in Japan, I marched in that parade as a member of the Alton Legion Drum and Bugle Corps.&rdquo;</p> Mon, 28 May 2012 23:27:16 +0000 Joseph Leahy 3795 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Alton continues longest-running Memorial Day Parade