Memorial Day parade at Woodcrest
For the first time in Decatur's history, two Memorial Day parades were held.
On Monday, the traditional parade occurred downtown, and there was also a procession at Woodcrest Retirement Community that included six golf carts, 25 wheelchairs, at least one woman in a wheeled walker, and dozens of United States flags.
A number of residents of the nursing home participated.
One of the participants, Annabelle Heller, used her walker to join the procession. Heller's walker has a basket in which were a pair of slippers, a banana, some reading material, and other items.
The event was organized by longtime Woodcrest resident Eileen Zeissig, a U.S. Army nurse during World War II. She drove the lead golf cart, with fellow Woodcrest resident Jo Holle, a U.S. Navy veteran, as her passenger.
Another parade is likely on July 4, said Zeissig.