May 27, 2010

Ann Arbor Area Memorial Day Events, Parades and More...

Check out the great Ann Arbor events and area parades this weekend as we observe Memorial Day:

Friday - Monday, May 28-31:

The VFW Graf-O’Hara Post 423 (3230 S. Wagner Rd., Lodi Township) will observe Memorial Day with an Open House and display of items from their Military Museum. Families can learn about Memorial Day and it's significance by viewing military uniforms, dating from WWI, and various medals, weapons, and patches from many branches of the armed forces. This event is open to the public and donations are accepted.

Sunday, May 30

The 26th Annual Memorial Day Observance begins at 2:00n p.m. (2521 Glazier Way, Ann Arbor) with a flag ceremony, color and honor guards, 21-gun salute, Scouting volunteers, and notable speakers. Bring a lawn chair – The event will honor Veterans rain or shine!

Monday, May 31

Chelsea: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The Veterans For Peace Chapter 93 honors veterans with it's “Arlington Michigan” display at Pierce Park (located on South Main Street, just north of Old US Highway 12). Crosses displayed for each Michigan soldier killed in Iraq or Afghanistan will honor our fallen heros.

Dexter: The American Legion hosts its annual Memorial Day parade at 10 a.m. on Main Street.

Saline: The Memorial Day parade begins at 10:00 a.m. at the fire station on Harris Street at Michigan Avenue and goes to Monroe Street, finishing at the Oakwood Cemetery. After the proceedings, a brief brick dedication will take place across the street from the cemetery at the American Legion post.


The Yankee Air Museum (Willow Run Airport) Memorial Day hosts an all-day Memorial Day observance beginning at 8:00 a.m. and includes a Pancake Breakfast, aircraft fly-overs, a blood drive, displays of aircraft, hot dog lunch, simulators and special activities for kids.

The Ypsilanti Memorial Day Parade begins at 9 a.m. (North Huron Street/Michigan Avenue) and ending at the Highland Cemetery for a ceremony. Includes veterans, Scouts, marching bands, Gold Star Mothers, and a 21-gun salute.

Ypsilanti Township: At 1 p.m. at the Washtenaw County Vietnam Veterans Memorial at the Ypsilanti Township Civic Center (7200 Huron River Drive) an event will recognize military heroes and lay flowers at the memorial.

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