Monday is Memorial Day and the unofficial start of summer. (Summer really starts on June 21.)  But while the national holiday is Monday, Yakima's Memorial Day parade is this Saturday morning at 10 along Yakima Avenue.

The parade stages and starts on Sixth Avene and heads east through downtown. Organizers expect 200-300 participants and hope you'll start your day with them along the route in a show of honor and remembrance for those who paid the ultimate price in service to the nation.