We may live just outside of Akron but our town is fairly small. The whole Memorial parade only lasted 8 minutes. There was a service at the cemetary afterwards and that takes a while but we came home to do yard work.
My youngest son S marched and played his trumpet. Every year I have to hear my husband complain that the band doesn’t march in uniforms, the boyscouts don’t wear the “official” uniform (just the shirt and jeans) and the parade is too short. He tells us all about how Memorial Day was a HUGE deal in his home town of Sommerville, NJ and there were bands from everywhere and a bike race too. Yada, yada, yada. Actually, I get a tiny bit jealous of his stories but I’d never tell him that. :)