Reminiscing about holiday parades and celebrations past

When I was a young lad in the 1930s there were several holidays that were observed every year.
Naturally they included New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July (Independence Day), Labor Day, Armistice Day (later changed to Veterans' Day), Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
I may have forgotten some, and not all meant schools were closed or workers had the day off. The days honoring the Armistice, Fourth of July and Memorial Day always were big holidays involving parades and speeches and citywide observance. The speeches were at the . . .