Vic comes home with news about big shots who want him to be in charge of the Decoration Day parade, but there’s a conflict. He has to make a business trip to Chicago at the same time, and there won’t be anyone else to carry out the parade arrangements. What’s the nbig deal? Why won’t everybody just line up at the cemetary, and march through town like they always do? Vic may be taking his self importance a little too far, but he doesn’t see it that way.
When the Mayor and others offer alternate measures, and call Vic by the wrong name, he see’s it all as an attempt to overthrowe his authority. Parades are of high importance to Vic and his overkill in arranging them. Will there even be a prade without Vic?
PS: Decoration Day was the original name for what is now called Memorial Day. Since it honored the fallen soldiers in our country’s wars, it often began or ended at the cemetary. Speeches and picnics accompanied the event as the entire community came together for the honors.