“On The Road With Big Blue” – Memorial Day Parade Edition


On Monday (5/28)/Memorial Day, look for Big Blue in Mount Vernon’s Memorial Day Parade.


The parade starts at 10:30 a.m. and will have a NEW route this year.

The parade will start at the intersection of East High Street and George Street, travel to Gay Street and then exit south on Gay Street, to Vine Street. Then the parade will travel east on Vine Street to Park Street, north on Park Street to East High, and finally east on High Street to the staging area.



This year’s parade theme is “Never Forget, Ever Honor”. Our parade will honor the men and women who gave their lives to preserve the freedoms we enjoy today. Please show your appreciation to the veterans that participate in this year’s parade.


This year’s grand marshal is Robert Herald, a veteran of World War II and the Korean war. Robert is also the founder of Herald’s Appliances & Electronics in downtown Mount Vernon.




The Knox County Memorial Building will host a Memorial Day Celebration after the parade. A special program will be held on the steps of the Memorial Building - saluting our Knox County Veterans.


An Open House of the Memorial Building will take place directly after the program.


This newly renovated building is a magnificent monument to our Knox County Veterans.




Don’t forget to listen to The Morning Thing on Memorial Day – we want to hear from you. Take a minute, call us at 740-397-WNZR (9697) and honor the service men and women that you love. Our phone lines will be open for special Memorial Day messages. We’ll also play patriotic music throughout the show from 6-9 a.m.