Fundraising is winding down for the Waterloo High Marching Band trip to New York City to participate in the annual Veterans Day parade Nov. 11 down Fifth Avenue.
The 85-member junior and senior high band has been raising money all summer to pay for the trip.
The band was invited because it represents a community that is recognized by Congress as the official Birthplace of Memorial Day, a day set aside to honor those who died in America’s wars. That first observance took place in Waterloo in May 1866, shortly after the Civil War ended.
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