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The Union HS band performs at the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. on Friday The Union HS band performs at the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. on Friday
The Union HS band performs at the WWII Memorial in Washington D.C. Friday The Union HS band performs at the WWII Memorial in Washington D.C. Friday
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A high school band from Lawrence County is marching to honor a fallen service member from their community. 

The Union High School marching band will be a part of the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington D.C. today to honor SSG. Edward Mills, a Union High graduate, who was killed along with five others other members of the 101st Airborne Ranger Pathfinders in the Kandahar Province of Afghanistan. 

The band was invited to march in the parade in honor of the three-year anniversary of the death of the unit called "The Silent Six," and will carry, in addition to their own school banner, a banner honoring the six men killed while on foot patrol. 

The National Memorial Day Parade was started in 2005 and since 2008 has been televised nationally and to active-duty troops all over the world. The parade is the largest Memorial Day Event in the country and stretches along Constitution Ave in Washington from 7th St. to 17th Street, bringing the parade route past the White House. 

In addition to other bands and other military honors units, the event features celebrities like Pat Sajack and Gary Sinise. 
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