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Parade Returns in Suffield as Community Marks Memorial Day, 'We're Moving Forward'

Photos of 2021 Memorial Day Parade in Suffield
Sarah Taylor
Cassidy Walker, 8, holds a sign on her softball team's float at the Suffield Twp. Memorial Day parade.

Crowds welcomed the return of an annual tradition in Suffield Township as communities journey out of pandemic restrictions and toward what things used to be like.

People lined both sides of Waterloo Road to watch the Memorial Day parade, back after a one-year pandemic absence.

Suffield Twp. Memorial Day Parade
Families enjoy the parade along Waterloo Rd.
Photos of 2021 Memorial Day Parade in Suffield

A service followed at Suffield Elementary school, where members of St. Joe's Catholic War Veterans fired a salute and Brimfield High School junior Aidan Rich, 17, played Taps.

A Northeast Ohio native, Sarah Taylor graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where she worked at her first NPR station, WMUB. She began her professional career at WCKY-AM in Cincinnati and spent two decades in television news, the bulk of them at WKBN in Youngstown (as Sarah Eisler). For the past three years, Sarah has taught a variety of courses in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kent State, where she is also pursuing a Master’s degree. Sarah and her husband Scott, have two children. They live in Tallmadge.