Bremen celebrates Memorial Day with parade

Bremen Elementary-Middle School sixth-grader Grant Kauffman, 12, sings the National Anthem at Bremen Cemetery at the conclusion of Bremen’s Memorial Day parade. Grant is son of Shelli and Gary Kauffman (Make sure to scroll through all the photos).Aizlyn Matejka, 2, is pulled by her mother, Ashley Matejka, Columbia City, in Bremen’s Memorial Day parade. Ashley Matejka is a Bremen native.Wayne Troyer drives World War II U.S. Army Air Corps veteran David Hathaway, 91, Lakeville, in Bremen’s Memorial Day parade.
Shawn McGrath
Staff Writer

A few showers weren’t going to deter 91-year-old David Hathaway of Lakeville from attending the annual Bremen Memorial Day parade on Monday.
“It’s good,” said Hathaway, a World War II U.S. Army Air Corps veteran. “This is the first I’ve been over to it.”
About 20-30 veterans were involved in the parade, either walking or riding in vehicles, said Jessica Flores, with Bremen Community Cares. It’s the second year Bremen Community Cares has organized the annual Memorial Day parade.
"I was really happy," Flores said. "I thought the crowd was good and everything moved smoothly. Despite a few rain showers, it wasn't a total washout."
Read more about the Memorial Day parade and see more photos in this week's edition of The Bremen Enquirer.