Memorial Day In Binghamton

By WBNG News

July 22, 2010 Updated May 31, 2010 at 11:23 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) People line Main Street to honor the men and women who have fought to preserve our freedom.

From the big sounds of marching bands to the dignified veterans, people came out to paint the city red white and blue.

It was more than just a day off from school and work, some families came to continue a tradition.

"My family and I come to this parade every year. I think its important that the kids know why they have this day off, even if its just taking an hour or two out of the day a break from the partying a break from the barbaque to understand why people gave their lived for our country. I think that's pretty important," said Rochelle Goldberg of Vestal.

"Well, its nice to start some kind of tradition for the kids to go to the parade and support various holidays," said Scott Romania of Binghamton.

Along with the Balloons and streamers, parade watchers say they come to honor the men and women who have served this country.

"Its our responsibility. It a privilege to be able to come to a parade in this country and to honor those that are still fighting," said Faith Morrissey of Binghamton.

"I have not served myself but my father he was in world war two. My brother he was a marine so its just supporting the troops. And the ones that have fallen for our country," said David Henderson of Binghamton.

Whether its to honor, pay respect or start a new family tradition, the City of Binghamton celebrated the glory of the nation down Main Street.

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