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In this 2019 Times file photo, the last time there was a traditional Memorial Day parade in Fenton, Boy Scouts carry a large U.S. flag walk into Oakwood Cemetery, followed by parade participants. A solemn ceremony is held near the soldier statue at the entrance of the cemetery.

 At its meeting Monday, April 25, Fenton City Council approved the Memorial Day Parade, as requested by the Curtis-Wolverton Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 3243 in Fenton.

 Due to the COVID-10 pandemic, the VFW scaled back their Memorial Day event and held small socially distanced ceremonies at Oakwood Cemetery in 2020 and 2021.

 The traditional event will be held Memorial Day, Monday, May 30 and begin at 10 a.m. at the Fenton Community & Cultural Center.

 The parade route will proceed south on LeRoy Street, with a brief stop at the Shiawassee River, adjacent to the gazebo, for a short service to honor those who served at sea. The parade will then turn west on W. Shiawassee Avenue, with a short stop at Freedom Park to place a wreath, turning south on Davis Street to Oakwood Cemetery, where a memorial ceremony will be conducted.

 Fenton Police Chief Jason Slater told the council that as in the past, police would work with the VFW to ensure a safe and successful event for the citizens of Fenton.

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