Several communities in Macomb are hosting Memorial Day holiday parades to commemorate the holiday and pay tribute to those who sacrificed so much for our freedoms. Here's a list of communities hosting parades this weekend.
(**NOTE THIS PARADE IS SUNDAY) The St Clair Shores Memorial Day Parade Committee is pleased to announce the theme for the 64th Annual Parade to be held on Sunday of Memorial Day weekend May 29, 2016. The theme will be "Honor Their Service." Plan to join us again as we commemorate all of our military branches. The Parade will again be a terrific family event with marching bands, military exhibits and participants, and special guests who will be joining us. The Parade will proudly march north on Harper Avenue from Nine Mile to Eleven Mile beginning at 1:00 p.m.
Monday, May 30, 2016 10:00 AM
The parade will gather on Front Street, along Walter and Mary Burke Park at 9:30 a.m. with marching to begin at 10 a.m. Walkers, those pushing strollers and pulling wagons, decorated bikes and riders, scout troops, Little League teams and others will meet at the corner of Maria and Front streets to line-up for the parade. Following Washington to Green, the parade will end at city hall with a moving ceremony honoring our fallen military heroes from the past.
Monday, May 30th is the Sterling Heights’ 37th Annual Memorial Day. This year’s theme is “Forget Me Not” and festivities begin with a 9 a.m. Memorial Day Ceremony in the courtyard between City Hall (40555 Utica Road) and the Police Department. The ceremony features remarks from the 2016 Grand Marshal Joe Organek, Jr., Mayor Michael Taylor and Art Commission Chairperson Jeanne Schabath. Music from the Sweet Adelines Great Lakes Chapter and 1st Michigan Colonial Fife & Drum Corps will also add to the respectful patriotic tone of the event.
The route of this year’s parade will be slightly different due to the construction along Dodge Park Road. The parade will kick-off at 10 a.m. from Dodge Park and head through the roundabout and south on Dodge Park Road. This year only, the parade will end at Davis Jr. High. Parking for spectators of the parade will be along the parade route and in front of the Police Department and the Richard J. Notte Civic Center.
Monday May 30th at 11am. Parade route will start at Eastpointe City hall and proceed north on Gratiot Ave and then east on Stephens.
Monday May 30th at 10am. Parade line up will begin at Division and parade route will be Havenridge to Clark St to Centennial Cemetery.