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Waterloo band set to march in Veterans Day parade in Big Apple

Fundraising is winding down for the Waterloo High Marching Band trip to New York City to participate in the annual Veterans Day parade Nov. 11 down Fifth Avenue.

The 85-member junior and senior high band has been raising money all summer to pay for the trip.

The band was invited because it represents a community that is recognized by Congress as the official Birthplace of Memorial Day, a day set aside to honor those who died in America’s wars. That first observance took place in Waterloo in May 1866, shortly after the Civil War ended.

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