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We need to remember with sincere respect those who paid the ultimate price for the freedoms we sometimes take for granted
We need to keep in sacred remembrance those who died serving our country.
We need to never let them be forgotten.
We need to take a few moments from our day to honor them, and to thank their families for the incredible sacrifice they endure everyday.
The staging locations and map for the 2014 Memorial Day Parade are now available on the parade web site. Please note that the map is an artist's rendering of what the numbers may look like and approximately where they will be when you get there, and it is not necessarily drawn to scale. We do the best we can.
All parade participants are invited to the American Legion following the ceremony in Memorial Park for a hot dog lunch sponsored by the Sons of the American Legion.
Staging Locations & Map
This is the day we honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation in wartime. It is not a day to promote our businesses, candidates or campaigns for elective or appointed office, social or political ideologies.
Please do not hang on cars or floats. No throwing or distribution of any objects from the line of march, such as candy, balloons, gum, literature, etc. Such action may cause an accident by enticing a child into the line of march. If appropriate, such items may be handed out along the edges of the road. No one will be permitted to enter the parade, and may at any time be removed from the Parade, if a Parade Official believes or determines that they may be under the influence of alcohol or any other substance which may place at-risk the safety of others.
Coupons, paper flyers, balloons and flags may be distributed by parade participants only. Handbills and political flyers of any kind are strictly prohibited.
Dances or other demonstrations must keep pace with the parade flow. Groups may not stop to perform. All special movements, acts, or demonstrations MUST be performed while moving forward at a speed necessary to maintain designated pace and intervals between groups.
A vehicle with a platform used to carry exhibits or participants should be a trailer or flat-bed truck, with a minimum length of 6ft for the platform area. All floats shall be limited to no more than 12 feet high and 10 feet wide. Floats must be able to be pulled by tow hitch in case of a breakdown.
Freedom isn't free. But we try to make sure this parade is. There is no charge for non-profit clubs, civic groups, public charities and organizations to participate in the parade. However, we do ask that elected officials send a minimum $50 contribution per float or vehicle to help support the parade to:
American Legion Groves-Walker Post 34631775 Grand River AvenueFarmington, MI 48336
Memorial Day is a day to honor those who gave their lives for our freedoms, as well as those who have served or currently serve in our nation's military.