Possibly not the best day for a parade

Downtown parade

Mike Ball watched a noontime procession down Tremont of marching Marines, colonial re-enactors and plenty of men in kilts with bagpipes, commemorating Iwo Jima Day.

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Dumb me

I finally got it. It was Iwo Jima Day.

http://goo.gl/JbAKIW

The Marine Corps League is responsible for conducting this observance. Therefore, on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 Iwo Jima Day will be observed in the following manner:

1100 Parade forms at Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market
1130 Parade steps off and marches to State House
1200 Ceremony outside State House- Prayer/Firing/Taps
1215 Parade disbands
1230 Ceremony in Hall of Flags/Memorial Hall
1330 Collation

Rene Rancourt from the Bruins will sing the National Anthem.

As part of the ceremony awards will be presented to:

-Carolyn Dykema State Representative
- Ed Kelly Boston Fire Fighter and Mass Fallen Heroes
- Dan Magoon Boston Fire Fighter and Mass Fallen Heroes
- Helon Wylllie Survivor Outreach Services (Gold Star and military families).

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