In honor of Memorial Day the Kent American Legion Post 496 is sponsoring a parade in downtown Kent. The parade begins on East Main Street between Depeyster and Haymaker Parkway at 10 am on Memorial Day. It will proceed west on Main Street, pause for a brief ceremony on the Main Street Bridge, and then proceed north on Gougler Avenue and North Mantua Street before it ends at Standing Rock Cemetery. So grab your flag, wave it proudly, and celebrate Memorial Day with the Kent community. I can’t make any promises but the last couple of years many of the parade vehicles threw out candy along the parade route so wear your sneakers — you’ll need them to outrace those 8 year olds for all the good stuff.