The Community Relations Commission, the commission responsible for the Oak Park 4th of July Parade, is very appreciative of the letter to Viewpoints sent by Mr. Ron Moline describing the positive aspects of the parade [What could be better? July 13]. We also agree that the parade should include more veterans, active duty military personnel, scouts and bands. 

The commission worked hard to increase the participation of veterans, the military, scouts and bands, but we want to do better. If any Wednesday Journal readers have any suggestions on what we could do to increase participation by these groups, please email Cedric Melton, Oak Park’s director of Community Relations, at with your suggestions.

Tom Zapler

Oak Park

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