2017 Parade Staging Locations


Please note that staging locations listed below the map are subject to change until the start of the parade. Numbers are painted on the pavement at each location. All groups must be in position before 9:30am. Use 2 lanes for staging on both sides of Mooney Street. If it looks like we skipped your number, look on the opposite side of the road.

 

ORDER

GROUP/ORGANIZATION

POSITION

PRE

Xemplar Club Flag Distribution                                 [Depart 9:30am]

PVET

Master of Ceremonies-Paul Gross & Kelly DeLuca    [Depart 9:50am]

AL1

1

Parade Banner – Scouts                                         [Depart 10:00am]

AL2

2

Redford VFW Post Color Guard

AL3

3

Grand Marshal #1-Jim Forbes

AL4

4

Grand Marshal #2-Virgil Thill & Wife Lois

AL5

5

Grand Marshal #3-Ray Okonski

AL6

6

A.L. Post 346 Color Guard

AL7

7

Walking Vets

AL8

8

Vets - Norm Goers and Jim Hopson

AL9

9

Weingartz Truck

AL10

10

Veterans in F.H. wagon

AL11

11

A. L. Post 346 Auxiliary Banner

AL12

12

A. L. Post 346 Auxiliary

AL13

13

A. L. Post 346 Auxiliary

AL14

14

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary

AL15

15

Civil Air Patrol (20 with pickup)

AL16

16

Blue Star Mothers of America MI-198 (10)

AL17

17

American Legion Americanism Students

AL19

18

Farmington HS Marching Band

PLAZA1

19

Farmington Public Safety Color Guard

GR1

20

Farmington Public Safety Police Car & Chief

GR2

21

Farmington Council/City Mgr./Econ. Dev. Dir. (11)

M1

22

City of Farmington Fire Truck

GR3

23

Miss Farmington

M1

24

FHPD Color Guard

Winery

25

FHPD Chief, marked patrol car & 2 Cycles

Winery

26

Farmington Hills City Manager & City Council

M2

27

FHFD Color Guard

GR4

28

FHFD Trucks

GR5

29

Miss Oakland County/Miss Teen Oakland Co. (13)

M3

30

B.S. Troop #179 (40 with F-150)

M4

31

Cub Scout Pack #389

M5

32

Farmington Area Jaycees

M6

33

Girls Scouts (15) Wendy Kent

M7

34

Boy Scouts Troop 45 (8-15 maybe a pickup)

M8

35

Cub Scout Pack 1731

M9

36

Brownie Troop 71619 (40)

M10

37

County Commissioner (2)

M11

38

Boy Scout Troop 897 (Livonia)

M12

39

Harrison HS Marching Band

M13

40

Cub Scout Pack 362/263

M14

41

Cub Scout Pack #110

M15

42

Farmington Soccer Club (30)

M16

43

Forest Elementary Girl Scout Troops (40)

M17

44

State Representative Christine Greig

M18

45

Boy Scouts of America Troop 110

M19

46

Cub Scout Pack 907 (Livonia)

M20

47

Farmington Glen Gators Swim Club

M21

48

Brownie Troop 75002

M22

49

North Farmington HS Marching Band

M23

50

State Senator Vince Gregory

M24

51

Cub Scouts Pack 45 (40)

M25

52

NFWB Vikings (50 with a truck)

M26

53

Brownie Troop 71405

M27

54

Yankee Air Museum

M28

55

 

M99

56

 

M99

57

Farmington Police Car/Smiley

M99

2017 staging map

 

 

Farmington Memorial Day Parade May 29, 2017

Volunteers welcome!

CLICK HERE FOR STAGING LOCATIONS AND MAP

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The Farmington Memorial Day Parade has been a Farmington Area tradition since 1970, and continues to celebrate and honor our heroes almost a half-century later. The parade begins at 10:00 am on Memorial Day, near the intersection of Grand River Avenue and Orchard Lake Road. Parade participants stage on Mooney Road (just west of Orchard Lake Road), and travel one mile west on Grand River into downtown Farmington. The parade ends at Oakland Avenue, where a memorial ceremony takes place at the Farmington War Memorial Monument in Memorial Park. The ceremony features local Honor and Color Guards, and high ranking officials from various branches of our military service.

The Farmington Memorial Day Parade Committee invites the community to join us in honoring our veterans, fallen heroes, active service men and women, and parade participants along Grand River Avenue, as well as the ceremony in Memorial Park. We look forward to seeing you in downtown Farmington for this great family event.

The Farmington Memorial Day Parade is co-sponsored by Groves-Walker American Legion Post 346 and the Xemplar Club of Farmington & Farmington Hills. The Parade Committee welcomes volunteers who would like to be part of the team that organizes and manages the event. If that sounds like you, please drop us a line. Those interested in volunteering should also sign up for our ListServ to get emails about upcoming meetings. We also encourage our local non-profit and civic organizations to march with us on Memorial Day. Groups interested in marching should register here. To learn more about the parade, please contact us through this web site. For information about the sponsoring organizations and their activities, please contact them directly.

 

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Groves-Walker American Legion Post 346
31775 Grand River Avenue
Farmington, MI  48336-4238
(248) 478-9174

www.americanlegionpost346.org

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The Xemplar Club of Farmington & Farmington Hills
28600 Eleven Mile Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48336
(248) 473-1871

www.xemplarclub.org