Springfield’s Memorial Day parade canceled

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Thousands lined the parade route for the 2019 Springfield Memorial Day Parade Monday.

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The Memorial Day parade in Springfield has been canceled, according to a post on Springfield Ohio Memorial Day Parade’s Facebook page.

“Due to strong possibility of Governor Mike DeWine's no more than 10 people in a gathering order lasting through the month of May it is with great regret that the 2020 Memorial Day parade is cancelled,” the Facebook post said.

According to the post, this decision was made after discussions with Springfield City Manager, Bryan Heck.

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The post also said, “I had previously stated that a final decision would be made on May 1st, but there is too much planning for all participants and float creation time that is needed to wait any longer to officially make this decision.”

The parade’s organizers  were considering postponing the parade to the July 4th weekend, but “there is no guarantee that would work at this point as well,” the post added.

“I look forward to having a great 2021 parade to help make up for this cancelation,” Springfield Ohio Memorial Day Parade’s organizers said in the post.

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