Register online now for Memorial Day Parade; deadline is April 21

VVAMay 29 parade theme is Women in the Military

Online registration is now available for groups that want to participate in the 2017 Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 29. The deadline is Friday, April 21.

To register, organizations should visit www.cityofdearborn.org. The website also contains important information for participants, such as times, staging areas, and rules during the parade.

Women in the Military is the theme for this year’s parade. The parade will proceed along Michigan Avenue, starting at Maple Street (near the City Hall Artspace Lofts) and move west to end at the Henry Ford Centennial Library.

A solemn ceremony will follow the parade at approximately noon. This year’s ceremony for the first time will be at the new Veterans Park and War Memorial in front of the library.

The parade is organized by the City of Dearborn and the Dearborn Allied War Veterans Council.  For more information, contact (313) 943-2285.

Last year, 100 groups, including more than 2,000 participants, marched in the parade before tens of thousands of spectators.