Another Huge Crowd for Corvallis Memorial Day Parade
The spectators again numbered in the hundreds, lining Corvallis' Main Street for the annual American Legion Post 91 Memorial Day Parade. A highlight of the event were the four World War II veterans in the Grand Marshal Jeeps - Bill Sperry, Carl Swanson, John Gurtner and Ken Gardner. The Corvallis High School band provided the military service themes, and politicians walked and rode the route, reminding people to vote in the June 5th primary election. A benefit breakfast started the day in Corvallis and a benefit barbecue was firing up at the end of the hour-long parade.
The second half of the parade contained numerous classic cars and hot rods, which were included in the first Heroes and Hot Rods Car Show, which was held at the Hamilton Veterans Monument and Hieronymus Park during the rest of the day. Funds raised from the car show went to the Valley Veterans Service Center.