Deadline for registration is April 15
DEARBORN — As the city prepares to host its 96th Memorial Day Parade on May 30, following a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is actively searching for participants.
The parade is one of the largest of its kind in the United States and the oldest continuously run Memorial Day parade in Michigan. Any group, band or organization interested in participating has until April 15 to submit an official application. To access the document, go to: https://cityofdearborn.org/memorialdayparade.
The annual event is organized by a parade committee consisting of members of the Dearborn Allied War Veterans Council, the Office of the Mayor and the Police Department, among other members. The last parade took place in May 2019.
Thousands of people will once again be able to line Michigan Avenue to watch the several community groups, service organizations, bands and local officials pay tribute.
More information will soon be coming to announce this year’s grand marshal and the line up of military band performances.
Fatooma Saad, the city’s veterans liaison, is organizing the efforts for the parade, and leading the planning and operations of the event in partnership with the DAWVC. She will be working with anyone who submits an application for consideration.
More details about the Memorial Day Parade are available at www.cityofdearborn.org.