The Gallia County Veterans Service Office announced that if inclement weather prevents individuals, organizations, bands with equipment and other groups from marching, the parade will be called off and the ceremony held in the Ariel Theatre at 11 a.m.
A weather decision by the VSO will be made Tuesday at 9 a.m. and announced on Big Country 99.5 FM.
If the parade is canceled, the public is invited to attend the ceremony at the Ariel. Featured speaker is Calvin W. Waugh, veteran of World War II and recipient of the Purple Heart.
Tuesday’s weather in Gallipolis was forecast to be cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and highs in the mid-50s. Local weather is expected to plummet from Thursday’s mild conditions and highs in the 70s to the 40s by Saturday as a weather system approaches the area.
If the VSO decides to proceed with outdoor activities, the parade will organize at Duke’s Cleaners, corner of Second Avenue and Spruce Street, at 10 a.m. The parade starts at 10:30 a.m., proceeds down Second, turns left onto Court Street and ends at the Doughboy Monument on the First Avenue side of the City Park.
The ceremony will start at 11 a.m. at the monument, if weather permits.