Memorial Day Parade – Round Lake Area 2012

Round Lake Beach officials in the Memorial Day Parade
Round Lake Beach officials in the Memorial Day Parade

What better way to spend a beautiful weekend then to end it with a parade? The Round Lake Area held their annual Memorial Day Parade honoring those who have served, those who are serving, and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice with their lives. The parade included a ceremony at the Round Lake Memorial at Rt. 134 and Cedar Lake Rd. followed by a longer ceremony at the Round Lake Beach Veterans Park. Both the parade video and ceremony video are included below.

Old fire vehicle in Memorial Day Parade
Old fire vehicle in Memorial Day Parade

A parade isn’t complete without a few old time vehicles to remind us of days gone by, along with some newer ones that represent where our tax dollars go.

Old Round Lake Area police car
Old Round Lake Area police car
Old fire & rescue vehicle in parade
Old fire & rescue vehicle in parade

 

Isn't this huge Round Lake Tanker Truck a real beauty?
Isn't this huge Round Lake Tanker Truck a real beauty?
Candidate Melinda Bush sprinting from curb to curb "Working both sides of the aisle"
Candidate Melinda Bush sprinting from curb to curb "Working both sides of the aisle"

And what parade wouldn’t be complete without a few politicians “pressing the flesh” in hopes of gaining our support. There were many candidates represented in the parade and were positioned based on alphabetical order of the PAC or the candidates name. The Village of Hainesville, which usually participates in the Memorial Day Parade, did not participate this year. According to Hainesville Mayor Linda Soto, they did not have any float, even though some officials may have walked in the Grayslake parade. Another factor may have been that they no longer have any of their own police vehicles, having turned protection over to Grayslake.

The first video below is a 23 minute parade video followed by a 31 minute ceremony video.

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