Hundreds turn out to honor Madison County first responders

Madison motorcycle officers ride in unison during Thursday's Madison County Parade of Honor for first responders Thursday.
Scott Hawkins, The Madison County Journal

Hundreds of people turned out to Reunion Parkway on Thursday evening for a Madison County Parade of Honor to show support for the county's first responders.

Volunteers gave out American flags to spectators and collected money to support the county's first responders.

Representatives from every law enforcement and fire department in the county were on hand to parade along the parkway as spectators cheered and waved flags in support.

The parade was just one of several events held throughout the county as part of Madison County Law Enforcement Appreciation Week.

The week, which coincides with National Law Enforcement Appreciation Month, is sponsored by Canton Tourism, Madison the City Chamber of Commerce, Madison County Chamber of Commerce, Ridgeland Chamber of Commerce, Ridgeland Tourism, and the Madison County Business League & Foundation. Churches, schools, organizations/clubs, and individuals are encouraged to participate.

The Madison County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution proclaiming May 9-14, 2021, as Madison County Law Enforcement Appreciation Week.

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