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Memorial Day Parade funding in jeopardy; again

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 30th, 2013


Memorial Day in Taylor County is steeped in tradition. Above, a Boy Scout places an American Flag at a soldier’s grave at the West Virginia National Cemetery in Pruntytown. The annual $20,000 budgeted by the West Virginia Department of Veterans Affairs is in jeopardy of being taken away for 2014.


GRAFTON – Although the money is in place for this year’s West Virginia Memorial Day Parade in historic Grafton, that may not be the case for the 2014 event.

Back in August 2012, West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin called upon some state agencies to cut 7.5 percent from the budgets they will propose for the next fiscal year. The Mountain Statesman recently learned that the annual $20,000 budgeted through the West Virginia Department of Veterans Affairs is on the chopping block.

For the complete article see the 01-30-2013 issue.

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