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Posted on: May 19, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Sterling Heights celebrates Memorial Day events

One of the city’s most pride-filled and patriotic events, the Sterling Heights Memorial Day Parade, is slated for Monday, May 30th. This year’s theme is “Forget Me Not”.

One of the city’s most pride-filled and patriotic events, the Sterling Heights Memorial Day Parade, is slated for Monday, May 30th. This year’s theme is “Forget Me Not”.

Sterling Heights’ 37th Annual Memorial Day festivities begin with a 9 a.m. Memorial Day Ceremony in the courtyard between City Hall (40555 Utica Road) and the Police Department. The ceremony features remarks from the 2016 Grand Marshal Joe Organek, Jr., Mayor Michael Taylor and Art Commission Chairperson Jeanne Schabath. Music from the Sweet Adelines Great Lakes Chapter and 1st Michigan Colonial Fife & Drum Corps will also add to the respectful patriotic tone of the event.

The route of this year’s parade will be slightly different due to the construction along Dodge Park Road. The parade will kick-off at 10 a.m. from Dodge Park and head through the roundabout and south on Dodge Park Road. This year only, the parade will end at Davis Jr. High. Parking for spectators of the parade will be along the parade route and in front of the Police Department and the Richard J. Notte Civic Center. Nearly 100 entries, including numerous floats, veterans group, community organizations and high school marching bands will be marching in the parade. The Moslem Shriners along with their team of volunteer clowns, cowboys, musicians, motorcyclists and more will also make their annual appearance in the Sterling Heights Memorial Day Parade.

“The Sterling Heights Memorial Day ceremony and parade is known throughout the region to be a wonderfully patriotic and well-loved event,” said Mayor Michael C. Taylor. “We believe it’s important, before the barbeques and family fun, to take time to remember what Memorial Day is all about—honoring the men and women who gave their lives to protect our country.”

For more information on the Memorial Day Parade or Ceremony, please contact the Sterling
Heights Community Relations Department at (586) 446-2470.

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