Although less than two years after the end of World War II, Memorial Day
1947 was a rather subdued affair in Bloomington, perhaps owing to the
still-lingering exhaustion of the all-out effort to defeat Nazi Germany
and Imperial Japan, as well as the interest among many veterans to leave
the martial life behind in favor of one considerably more civilian and
familial in outlook!
Seen above is the parade heading south along the 200 and 300 blocks of South Main Street (this view looks much different today due to the Law and Justice Center now bisecting Main Street).
This photograph shows an American Legion honor guard standing near the graves of World War I veterans during services at Park Hill Cemetery on the city's west side.