WEST MICHIGAN (May 25, 2014) — Many communities around West Michigan will hold parades and ceremonies Monday to commemorate those who have died while serving in the Armed Forces.
All of the below Memorial Day events are free and open to the public
A Memorial Day ceremony will be conducted downtown in Veterans Memorial Park near Fulton and Division. The event is presented by the Army and Navy Club of Grand Rapids and begins at 10 a.m. A Memorial Day parade is scheduled in Grand Rapids later in the week. According to MLive, the parade will start at 7:30 p.m. on North Division and go to Fulton, ending at Veteran’s Memorial Park.
The Muskegon Memorial Day Parade is slated to begin at 9 a.m. near the bus station on Morris Street and will conclude at Hackley Park, according to MLive.
Holland’s Memorial Day Parade begins downtown at 9:30 a.m. on 8th Street and Central Avenue and ends at the Pilgrim Home Cemetery.
A 10 a.m. parade is scheduled on Main Street in Lowell as well as a 10:45 a.m. cannon re-dedication at Oakwood Cemetery’s Civil War Memorial Site.
The Jenison parade begins at 9 a.m. following the 5K race. The parade travels along Baldwin Street from 20th Avenue to Cottonwood Drive.
Many Memorial Day events are listed on Fruitport’s website, including a 2 p.m. parade. The parade begins at Fruitport Middle School and travels east on Pontaluna to Third, then to Park Street and concludes on 8th Avenue.
Zeeland’s parade begins at 9 a.m. on Main Avenue at Centennial Street. It moves west to State Street then south to Central Avenue, then heads east to Maple Street. The parade is followed by a ceremony at Lincoln Street Cemetery.
The Walker Memorial Day parade begins at noon and runs along Lake Michigan Drive between Lincoln Lawns and St. Clair.
The Memorial Day parade begins at 10:30 a.m. at the corner of Buchanan and Exchange Streets, goes east and then turns north on Fruitport Road. It ends at the Spring Lake Township Cemetery with a memorial.