Memorial Day Community Parade
The Royal Oak Memorial Day Parade Committee announced plans for this year's parade which will be held on Memorial Day, May 30, 2016. All veterans, veterans’ groups, school, and community organizations are invited to participate in this expression of our community’s gratitude to our fallen heroes. Memorial Day is a day set aside to honor those who have paid the supreme sacrifice for our Country but the Committee invites everyone to pay tribute to those who are currently serving, or have served, in the military.
The parade will start at 9:00 a.m. on Memorial Day, near Main Street and Harrison and will proceed north to Second Street where the traditional post-parade Memorial Service will be held at the Royal Oak Veteran's Memorial at Veteran’s Plaza.
Young children will once again be encouraged to decorate their bikes and ride in the parade with a veteran or family member, and families and individuals who have lost loved ones are invited to march in the parade carrying the folded U.S. Flag received at the veteran’s memorial service.
In preparation for the Memorial Day tribute, the Royal Oak Memorial Society is seeking individuals and groups to help clean veterans’ graves at Oakview Cemetery on May 7th and 14th from 10 a.m. until noon and to help place US flags next to the graves on May 28th from 10:00 a.m. until noon.
As always, the Royal Oak Historical Society will hold its annual Memorial Day pancake breakfast from 7:00 a.m. until noon at the Royal Oak Farmers Market.
For information on the parade and other planned events, email the Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Carol Hennessey at (248) 543-8420.
Also, you can visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/royaloakmemorialdayparade and don’t forget to show your support by “liking” the page while you’re there!