The Memorial Day holiday weekend includes numerous parades and ceremonies to honor those who have served in the United States Armed Forces.
Most events are Monday. However there are a couple events Friday, May 22nd.
The city of Southfield will commemorate Memorial Day at 9 a.m. on the front steps of Southfield City Hall with a program featuring Mayor Brenda Lawrence, Colonel Henry Cason, Jr. from the Michigan Army National Guard and Daniel Brightwell from the Southfield Veterans Commission.
The ceremony will include a presentation of colors; 21-Gun Salute and playing of "Taps."
An 11 a.m. ceremony is planned in Lathrup Village in the Veterans Memorial Groove behind City Hall.
The mayor, Frank Brock, will give Memorial Day comments and there will be a dedication of memorial bricks purchased or donated honoring those residents who have served in the Armed Forces.
Specially honored will be Cpl. Nicholas Manoukian who was killed in Iraq and SFC Matthew Hilton, a Lathrup Village Police officer killed in Afghanistan while serving with the Michigan Army National Guard.
Here is a list of parades. All parades are on Monday unless otherwise noted.
Oakland County Parades:
Auburn Hills- Memorial Day Parade, which starts at at 11 a.m. at the corner of Auburn and Squirrel.
Beverly Hills- Starts at 11:30 from Groves High School parking lot located on 13 mile.
Birmingham- Memorial Day Ceremony 10 a.m. at the Memorial Plaza on 151 Martin.
Brandon Twp- Starts at 9:30 a.m. at Mill and Church streets, military fly over around 10:25 a.m.
Clarkston/Independence Twp- Starts at 10 a.m. on Church and Main streets
Farmington Hills/Farmington- Starts at 10 a.m. at the Farmington Plaza on Grand River and Mooney streets.
Fenton- Starts at 10 a.m. on Leroy and River streets
Ferndale- Starts at 10 a.m. on Livernois and West Breckenridge.
Hazel Park- Starts at 10 a.m. on Eight mile and John R.
Village of Holly/Holly Twp- Starts at 10.a.m. at the VFW Hall on Airport street.
Keego Harbor- Starts at 10 a.m. at Memorial park on Orchard Lake and Cass roads
Lake Orion/ Orion Twp.- Starts at 11 a.m. at Blanch Simms School located on Florence and Flint roads, 11:30 a.m. military fly over
Madison Heights- Starts at 10 a.m. on 12 mile and John R.
Milford Twp./ Village- Starts at 11 a.m. at the American Legion on Commerce Road.
City of Northville- Starts at 10 a.m. in Downtown Northville in close to Northville Downs Race Track on Griswold and Main Streets.
Novi- Starts at 10 a.m. on 10 mile and Karim Boulevard.
Pleasant Ridge- Starts at 8:45 a.m. on Oakland Park and Ridge Roads.
Rochester Hills/ Rochester- Starts at 10 a.m. in Mt. Avon Cemetery.
Royal Oak- Memorial Day Parade, which starts at 9 a.m. at Main and Fourth streets.
South Lyon- Starts at 10 a.m. at Bartlett Elementary School on 350 School Street.
Walled Lake- Starts at 11 a.m. on Pontiac Trail and Walled Lake Drive.
Waterford- Starts at 10 a.m. in front of Burke's Lumber Store.
Wayne County Parades:
Brownstown Twp.- Starts at 10:30 a.m. at Royal Canadian Legion on Telegraph between West and Van Horn.
Belleville- The Brown Funeral Home and Brown Family Center will sponsor “Thunder Rolls in Belleville.” This Memorial Day tribute will honor the memory of veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice, giving their lives to protect our nation. Participants can register and line up for the ride starting at 11 am in Wayne County Community College’s front parking lot, located off of Haggerty and I-94 (take exit 192 and then proceed north on Haggerty).
Dearborn- Memorial Day Parade, which begins at 10 a.m. on Michigan Avenue from Firestone to Schaefer in east Dearborn.
Detroit- At Fort Wayne Park on 6325 West Jefferson
Flat Rock- Starts at 10 a.m. at the American Legion Post 337 on Hall and Division Streets.
Inkster- Starts at noon in the Cherry Hill Plaza on Inkster and Cherry Hill.
Plymouth- 7:30 a.m., parade starts at Harvey and Wing streets and features the Plymouth-Canton High School marching band and veterans. They will proceed to the new Memorial Park on Main Street downtown.
Redford Twp.- Monday May 31st: Starts at 2 p.m. Six Mile and Beech Daly Roads.
Rockwood- Starts at 10 a.m. at Chapman Elementary School on Olmstead between Huron River Drive and Woodruff.
Trenton- Starts at 10 a.m. on West Road and Fort Street.
Ann Arbor- Saturday: Starts at 11 a.m. at at 2609 Yost St. (at Eli Drive) neighborhood parade for any child who wants decorate his or her bicycle, with the opening of the Forestbrooke neighborhood pool to the general public. Monday: 10 to 10:15 a.m. parade of the Glacier Area Homeowners Association, along Frederick, Middleton, Bardstown, Windemere and Barrister streets, ending at Glacier Highlands Park.
Chelsea- 10 a.m. American Legion parade. Begins behind the police station on Middle Street.
Dexter- 10 a.m. parade on Main Street in downtown Dexter.
Manchester- 1 p.m. parade on the Main Street bridge.
Milan- Starts at 9 a.m. parade at the American Legion, 44 Wabash St..
Saline- 10 a.m. parade at the fire station on Harris Street at Michigan Avenue.
Ypsilanti- Starts at 9 a.m. procession begins at Huron Street and Michigan Avenue.
Brighton-Parade begins at 10 a.m., Starts at West Main Street from Brighton High School to the Mill Pond.
Fowlerville-Parade starts at 10 a.m. at the corner of Veterans Drive and Grand River Avenue.
Hamburg-The parade starts at 10 a.m. at Hamburg Road and M-36.
Hartland-Sunday: Luminary walk at dusk at Hartland Cemetery on Avon Street. Monday:The parade begins at noon from Ore Creek Middle School.
Howell-Parade begins at 10 a.m. at the Howell Carnegie District Library courthouse.
Pinckney-Parade starts at 1 p.m. at Pinckney Elementary School on 935 W. Main St.
Macomb County Parades:
Eastpointe- Starts at 11 a.m. at city hall 23200 Gratiot Ave.
New Baltimore- Starts at 10 am at Walter and Mary Burke Park on Front and Washington Streets.
New Haven- Starts at 9 a.m. at Haven Ridge and Division Street.
Richmond- Sponsored by Richmond VFW Post, starts at 10 a.m. on M-19 ( Main Street) and 32 Mile Road.
Romeo- Starts at 10 a.m. on 32 mile and Van Dyke ( St. Clair and Main in Romeo).
Roseville- starts at 10 a.m. on Gratiot just south of Best Buy by 13 mile road.
Sterling Heights- Starts at 9 a.m. on Dodge Park and Utica Roads.
St. Clair Shores- Sunday:Starts at 1 p.m. on Jefferson Ave and Nine Mile.
Monroe County Parades
Dundee- Starts 9:45 a.m. in Wolverine Park.
Lambertsville- Starts at 10:30 a.m. at the Fire Station on the corner of Dean and Monroe Roads
Monroe- Starts at 2 p.m. on Jones Avenue and North Monroe Street.