Veterans Events Committee

Memorial Day Parade

The 2020 Memorial Day Parade steps off on Main Street at Lincoln and heads north at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 25.

Parade participants, registration is now open. Apply here.

Volunteers Needed

Want to be a volunteer and help put on the Memorial Day Parade? Sign up here.

Overview


History


The Royal Oak Memorial Day Parade has been held on Memorial Day for several decades as a respectful tribute to our veterans - past and present. 

Planning


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.

Goals


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 respect and dignity, the committee is dedicated to keeping this a solemn event for generations to come.

If you have questions regarding the parade, please contact David London at dclondon@gmail.com or call 248-506-0737.


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Committee Members


  • David London, Chair
  • Ilene Harmon, Secretary
  • Judy Davids
  • Cynthia Garrett
  • Kevin Pierson
  • Mike Sherman
  • Timothy Teer
  • Wanda Warsinksi
  • Robin Winter

Parade Participant Agreement

In consideration of and as a condition of approval to participate in the 2020 Royal Oak Memorial Day Parade and/or Ceremony participant agrees as follows:

  • All Memorial Day Parade Participants must have a patriotic theme to their unit or float.
  • The parade committees decision regarding all entrants, their eligibility, participation and placement in the line-up is final.
  • Participants realize that if a violation of rules will result in immediate expulsion form parade.
  • Participants understand that no political advertising will be allowed.
  • Participants understand that flyers, candy or other items CANNOT be distributed on the parade route.
  • Elected/appointed officials are required to ride in or walk alongside a vehicle provided by the participant.
  • Elected/appointed officials participating in the parade must have signs on their vehicles identifying their name and office.
Memorial Day Parade