Portland Memorial Day parade to feature just a single veteran

The City of Portland has canceled its traditional Memorial Day parade this year due to coronavirus restrictions, but there will still be a procession.Parade organizers said they still want to still honor those who have died while serving our country, while abiding by distancing guidelines. They decided to pick one military veteran to march from Longellow Square to Monument Square.Army Sgt. Richard Cobb of Portland will be escorted by two police cruisers during his solo march starting at 10:30 a.m. Monday. He will place a flag at Monument Square. Cobb served 20 years in the Army, deployed to Iraq, and received the Bronze Star.Monday afternoon, volunteers will place 1,500 flags on the graves of veterans at Forest Cemetery in Portland.

The City of Portland has canceled its traditional Memorial Day parade this year due to coronavirus restrictions, but there will still be a procession.

Parade organizers said they still want to still honor those who have died while serving our country, while abiding by distancing guidelines.

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They decided to pick one military veteran to march from Longellow Square to Monument Square.

Army Sgt. Richard Cobb of Portland will be escorted by two police cruisers during his solo march starting at 10:30 a.m. Monday.

He will place a flag at Monument Square. Cobb served 20 years in the Army, deployed to Iraq, and received the Bronze Star.

Monday afternoon, volunteers will place 1,500 flags on the graves of veterans at Forest Cemetery in Portland.