PennDot stopped Williamsburg from having a Memorial Day parade because Route 866 is a state road which comes into the town of Williamsburg on West First Street and High Street.
Now parades on state roads or crossing a state road need to have insurance and file for a permit at least eight weeks before the parade. When did this rule come about?
Our freedom is not free; it cost the lives of men and women who fought for our freedom which we have today.
A Memorial Day parade is also a thank you to the men and women who served and are still serving our country. They deserve to be honored with a parade.
There are signs about a parade, police and fire police directing traffic, so I do not understand why the military could not be honored.
Williamsburg citizens still honored their veterans with a Sunday church service.
On Monday a breakfast was served, and a walk-and-drive event was held at the town park - and at every cemetery in and outside of Williamsburg.
PennDot: The veterans should have been honored by a parade. This requirement needs to be changed.
Thank you to all the men and women for protecting our country.
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