Memorial Day Parade
Parade date: Monday, May 27, 2013 at 9:00am
Special Note: Parade Route - Starting at Main St. and Harrison, proceeding North to 2nd Street, then east to the Veteran's Memorial
Memorial Day Community Parade Committee
History & Dedication
The Royal Oak Memorial Day Parade Committee was formed in the Fall of 2008, comprised of 10 people dedicated to ensure the continuance of the high quality of our Royal Oak parade that has been held for more than 4 decades to honor the dedication of all of our Military Forces, both past & present.
The members of the Parade Committee are:
- Chair, Carol Hennessey (Memorial Society)
- Co-chair, Carlo Ginotti (Resident)
- Stacey Huber (Royal Canadian Legion)
- Philip Smith (Historical Society)
- Timothy Teer (Member-at-large)
- Wanda Warsinksi (Member-at-large)
- John Wendland (American Legion)
- Steve Zanetti (member-at-large) and
- Mike Sherman (VFW)
Planning for parade is a year-round task. The Committee meets monthly, and strives to improve the parade each year, while maintaining the high standards that are expected of such a premier event dedicated to honoring our veterans so that their sacrifices will never be forgotten.
One of the Committee’s primary goals is to reach out to veterans of all ages and to those who wish to show their respect to our veterans. This is one of the most prestigious parades held in Michigan and the high standards of this parade have held true for decades. By reaching out to the younger generations and teaching them why we need to continue to honor our Veterans with the respect and dignity the Committee is dedicated to keeping this a solemn event for generations to come.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on Parade Day!
Chair, Parade Committee
Want to be in the Parade? Download and complete the Parade Application Form!
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Royal Oak Memorial Society - Calling all Volunteers!
On May 4 & 11, 2013 from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm, the Royal Oak Memorial Society is seeking volunteers to work at the Oakview Cemetery to help with cleaning Veteran's Graves. Please bring garden tools and if you have a weed trimmer, you are our new best friend!
On May 22nd at 7:00 pm, we will be having a parade volunteers meeting at the Mahany-Meininger Senior Community Center (3500 Marais Ave). If you are interested in volunteering during the parade, please join us! Questions? Call Carol Hennessey at 248-543-8420.
On May 25th, we need volunteers to help place flags on Veteran's Graves. Please join us at 10:00am in the Oakview Cemetery, we can use all the help we can get.
For more information or to let us know you can help on any of the days, please call Carol Hennessey at 248-543-8420.