The Ultimate 2013 Memorial Day Event Guide

Searching for  Memorial Day event near you? There are numerous parades, veterans gatherings, and ceremonies throughout the country set  to honor the many men and women who have given their lives for a better world.

To make your life easier, our team has developed the following list of celebrations in California, Florida, Georgia, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Washington D.C. All published events will be held on Memorial Day — May 27, 3013:

California

48th Annual City of Torrance Armed Forces Parade
Time: 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Starting Point: Downtown Torrance, CA
Ending Point: Torrance City Hall

Veterans Remembrance
Time: 11 a.m.
San Luis Cemetery
Lower Higuera St.
San Luis Obispo, CA

Memorial Day Ceremony
Time: 11 a.m.
Alameda Veterans Memorial Park
Bay Farm Bridge/Island Drive
Alameda, CA

16th Annual Canoga Park Memorial Day Parade
Time: 11 a.m.
Starting Point:
7248 Owensmouth
Canoga Park, CA
Ending Point:
7248 Owensmouth
Canoga Park, CA

Memorial Day Ceremony
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Holy Sepulcher Cemetery
26230 Mission Boulevard
Hayward, CA

Memorial Day Ceremony
Time: 11 a.m.
Lone Tree Cemetery
24591 Fairview Avenue
Hayward, CA

Memorial Day Ceremony
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Chapel of the Chimes
Memorial Park and Mortuary
Hayward, CA

Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony
Time: 10 a.m.
Forest Lawn Cemetary
1500 E. San Antonio Drive
Long Beach, CA

Memorial Day Ceremony
Time: 10 a.m.
Mountain View Cemetery
5000 Piedmont Avenue
Oakland, CA

Memorial Day Ceremony
Time: 11 a.m.
Evergreen Cemetery
6450 Camden Street
Oakland, CA

Memorial Day Ceremony
Time: 11 a.m.
St. Mary’s Cemetery
4529 Howe Street
Oakland, CA

Memorial Day Ceremony
Time: 11 a.m.
Pleasanton Memorial Gardens Cemetery
24591 Fairview Avenue
Pleasanton, CA

Memorial Day Ceremony/WWII Vets Recognition
Time: 11 a.m.
Sixth & “E” Streets
Pioneer Park
San Bernardino, CA

Memorial Day Ceremony
Time: 11 a.m.
360 Fair Lane, El Dorado County Government Center
Placerville, CA

Memorial Day Ceremony
Time: 10 a.m.
City Plaza
Cloverdale, CA

115th Annual Memorial Day Picnic
Time: 11 a.m.
Central Unified Aquatics Complex
3535 North Cornelia Avenue at Dakota Avenue
Fresno, CA

San Fernando Valley Memorial Day Parade
Time: 10 a.m.
Starting Point: Laural Canyon Blvd and Brand Blvd.
San Fernando, CA
Ending Point: Richie Valenz P
San Fernando, CA

Veteran’s Day Big Band Swing Dance
Time: 7 p.m.
San Jose Wyndham Hotel – California Grand Ballroom
1350 North First Street
San Jose, CA

Memorial Day Ceremony
Time: 12 p.m.
Mountain View Cemetery
Burney, CA

VFW Post 6311 and American Legion Post 249 Memorial Day
Time: 10 a.m.
1035 N. Union Rd
Manteca, CA

Florida

Cemetery Flag Placement
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Kendall-Mt -Nebo Cemetary
5900 SW 77 Avenue
Miami, FL

Osceola Memory Gardens Funeral Home & Crematory Memorial Day Program
Time: 8:30 a.m.
1717 Old Boggy Creek Road
Kissimmee, FL

‘Let Freedom Ring’ Parade
Time: 10 a.m.
Starting Point: Trenton High School
Main St
Trenton, FL
Ending Point: Gilchrist Count
Trenton, FL

Memorial Day Parade and Remembrance Ceremony
Time: 10 a.m.
1st St, downtown
400 E 1st St
Sanford, FL

Tribute to Active Men and Women in Service Parade
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Starting Point: Prince of Peace Church
600 S Nova Road
Ormond Beach, FL
Ending Point: Prince of Peace
600 S Nova Road
Ormond Beach, FL

Devil Rays Memorial Observation
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Tropicana Field
St. Petersburg, FL

Bay Pines Memorial Day Observation
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Bay Pines VAMC
St. Petersburg, FL

5th Annual Memorial and Armed Forces Freedom Ride and Event
Time: 8 a.m.
1745 s. HWY 441
Leesburg, FL

El Jobean Community Pre-Memorial Day Awareness Service
Time: 10 a.m.
El Jobean Park
Kerrigan Circle off State Road 776
El Jobean, FL

Miami Beach Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony and 21-gun Salute
Time: 10:30 a.m.
1100 Washington Avenue
(in front of Miami Beach Police Dept. HQ)
Miami Beach, FL

Georgia

Dacula Memorial Day Parade
Time: 10 a.m.
Starting Point: Hebron Baptist Church
Dacula, GA
Ending Point: Dacula High School
Dacula, GA

Memorial Day Parade
Time: 10 a.m.
Starting Point: Sunset Memorial Cemetery
Valdosta, GA
Ending Point: Sunset Memorial
Valdosta, GA

Ride for America “Honoring Veterans”
Time: 7 a.m.
Starting Point: Am. Legion Fairgrounds
Church st. [Hwy 83]
Monroe, GA
Ending Point: travels to Madi
ends at fairgrounds
Monroe, GA

Illinois

Memorial Day Service
Time: 11 a.m.
Veterans Memorial Circle
Maple and Grand Blvd.
Brookfield, IL

Des Plaines Parade and Service
Time: 10:15 am- 11 a.m.
Starting Point: Wolf and Howard
Maine West High School Parking lot
Des Plaines, IL
Ending Point: Lee and Howard
Lake Park Memorial Pavilion
Des Plaines, IL

Village of Itasca, Illinois Memorial Day Parade
Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Starting Point: Bryn Mawr and Catalpa Streets
Itasca, IL
Ending Point: Grove Street an
Itasca, IL

Lake Zurich Memorial Day Parade
Time: 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Starting Point: American Legion Hall
51 Lions Drive
Lake Zurich, IL
Ending Point: Veterans Memorial
200 Mohawk Trail
Lake Zurich, IL

Chicago’s Memorial Day Parade and Wreath Laying Ceremony
Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Starting Point: Dearborn and Washington Streets
South down State Street from Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL
Ending Point: Van Buren Street
Chicago, IL

Farmington Memorial Celebration
Time: 10 a.m.
Reed Park
Fulton and Cone Streets
Farmington, IL

Opening of Havana Vietnam Veterans Tribute
Time: 10 a.m.
114 S. Plum
Havana, IL

Memorial Day Parade
Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Starting Point: Memorial Park
Downtown Wheaton
Wheaton, IL

Ending Point: Wheaton Cemetary Wheaton, IL
Annual Memorial Day Parade
Time: 10 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Starting Point: Algonquin Village cemetery

Algonquin, IL
Ending Point: Riverfront Park
Algonquin, IL

Memorial Day Parade
Time: 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Starting Point: Bond County Courthouse
Greenville, IL
Ending Point: Veterans Cemetery
Greenville, IL

Itasca Memorial Day Parade
Time: 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Starting Point: Franzan School Going Down Walnut Street
Itasca, IL
Ending Point: Usher Park on W
Itasca, IL

Mound City National Cemetery Memorial Day Program
Time: 10 a.m.
Mound City National Cemetery
Jct of Highway 51 and 37
Mound City, IL

Memorial Day Service
Time: 9 a.m.
O’Fallon Illinois City Cemetery
O’Fallon, IL

Waukegan Memorial Day Parade
Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Starting Point: INTERSECTION OF GRAND & GENESEE
WAUKEGAN, IL
Click here for map
Ending Point: IN FRONT OF CIT
WAUKEGAN, IL

Massachusetts

Memorial Day Parade
Time: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Starting Point: Sutton Center Common
Sutton, MA
Ending Point: Sutton School Common
Sutton, MA

Memorial Day Parade
Time: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Starting Point: HIGHLAND AVE
HOLLAND ST
SOMERVILLE, MA
Ending Point: BROADWAY
TEELE SQ
SOMERVILLE, MA

African American Military Heritage Day
Time: 1 p.m.
E. O. Gourdin Park
Boston, MA

Wayland Memorial Day Parade and Ceremonies
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.
Starting Point: Wayland Middle School 201 Main St
Wayland, MA
Ending Point: Lakeview Cemetery
Wayland, MA

Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony
Time: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Starting Point: Pierce and Hudson Streets
World War II/Korean War/Vietnam War Monument
Northborough, MA
Ending Point: Howard Street C
Veterans Monument & Flag Pole
Northborough, MA

Plympton Memorial Day Parade
Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Starting Point: Corner of Center and Main St
Plympton, MA
Ending Point: Gazebo on Main
Plympton, MA

Michigan

Wayne-Westland Memorial Parade
Time: 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Starting Point: 1055 Wayne Rd. and Avondale St.
Westland, MI
Ending Point: Westland City H
Westland, MI

Lest They Be Forgotten Memorial Dedication
Time: 1 p.m.
Greenwood Cemetery
Grand Rive Ave
Fowlerville, MI

Memorial Day Parade
Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Starting Point: Ludington Ave/Washington Ave
Ludington, MI
Ending Point: Lakeshore Drive
Ludington, MI

Memorial Day Service
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Mason County Central High School
300 W Broad way
Scottville, MI

Eaton Rapids Memorial Day Parade
Time: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Starting Point: Feldpausch Foods, S. Main St.
Eaton Rapids, MI
Ending Point: Island Park
Eaton Rapids, MI

Memorial Dedication
Time: 1 p.m.
City Hall
2355 Goddard Rd
Taylor, MI

Honoring our Veterans Service
Time: 11 a.m.
Oaklawn Chapel Gardens
15264 S Hwy M-129
Sault Sainte Marie, MI

Mackinaw Memorial Parade
Time: 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Starting Point: State Dock Mackinaw City
Mackinaw City, MI
Ending Point: Colonial Michil
Mackinaw, MI

Memorial Dedication
Time: 1 p.m.
Webberville High School
313 E Grand River
Webberville, MI

Eastpointe Memorial Day Parade
Time: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Starting Point: Eastpointe City Hall
Gratiot, North of 9 Mile
Eastpointe, MI
Ending Point: John F. Kennedy
Stephens (9 1/2 Mile) at Schroeder Ave.
Eastpointe, MI

SCS Memorial Day Parade
Time: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Starting Point: Harper Ave. at 9 1/2 Mile
Saint Clair Shores, MI
Ending Point: Harper Ave. at
Saint Clair Shores, MI

Lowell Memorial Day Parade
Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Starting Point: West Main Street at Broadway in Lowell
Lowell, MI
Ending Point: Oak Hill Cemetery
Lowell, MI

City of Novi Memorial Day Parade
Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Starting Point: Karim Blvd and 10 Mile Rd
Novi, MI
Ending Point: 48375 W. 10 MI
Novi, MI

New York

Merrick Post 1282 American Legion Parade and Ceremony
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Starting Point: Merrick Ave. and Broadcast Plaza
Merrick, NY
Ending Point: Merrick and Lee
Merrick, NY

College Point Memorial Day Parade
Time: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Starting Point: 23rd Ave College Point Blvd
College Point, NY
Ending Point: MacNeil Park &
College Point, NY

Bedford Memorial Day Parade
Time: 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Starting Point: Babbit Road
Bedford Hills, NY
Ending Point: Bedford Center
Bedford Hills, NY

Lansingburgh Memorial Day Parade
Time: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Starting Point: 5th Avenue and 124th Street
Troy, NY
Ending Point: 2nd Avenue and
Troy, NY

Island Park Memorial Day Parade
Time: 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Starting Point: 25 Nassau Lane
Island Park, NY
Ending Point: 25 Nassau Lane
Island Park, NY

Memorial Day Parade
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Starting Point: St. Patrick’s Church
Main Street and Clinton Avenue
Bay Shore, NY
Ending Point: Main Street ans
Bay Shore/Islip, NY

Frewsburg Memorial Day Parade
Time: 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Starting Point: Frewsburg Central School
Frewsburg, NY
Ending Point: Maple Grove Cemetery
Frewsburg, NY

Little-Neck Douglaston Memorial Day Parade
Time: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Starting Point: Northern Boulevard at Jayson Street
Little Neck, NY
Ending Point: Northern Boulevard
(Saint Anastasia Church Lot)
Douglaston, NY

Franklin Square Memorial Day Parade
Time: 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Starting Point: Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 2718
68 Lincoln Rd.
Franklin Square, NY
Ending Point: Rath Park
Franklin Square, NY

Albany Memorial Day Parade
Time: 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Starting Point: Central Ave and Ontario St
Albany, NY
Ending Point: Washington Ave
In front of NYS Educational Bldg
Albany, NY

United Veterans of Hicksville Memorial Day Parade
Time: 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Starting Point: Sears
Broadway
Hicksville, NY
Ending Point: Hicksville M.S.
Jeruslem Ave
Hicksville, NY

North Carolina

Aiken Marine Corps League Annual Memorial Day Parade
Time: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Starting Point: Union & Park Avenue
Aiken, NC
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Ending Point: Laurens & Edgef
Aiken, SC

To Honor Service Men and Women of America
Time: 11 a.m.
100 E. Nash Street
Memorial Day Service, At Wilson, NC Courthouse At 11a.m.
Wilson, NC

Memorial Day Program
Time: 4 p.m.
Union Square Uptown
Union Square Uptown
Hickory, NC

Memorial Day Service
Time: 11 a.m.
North Carolina Veterans Cemeteries
Jacksonville, NC

Memorial Day Parade
Time: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Starting Point: Main Street
Canton, NC
Ending Point: North Main Street
Canton, NC

Ohio

Memorial Day at Greenlawn
Time: 10:40 a.m.
Greenlawn
2580 Romig Rd
Akron, OH

Beverly/Waterford Memorial Day Parade
Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Starting Point: Route 60
Beverly, OH
Ending Point: Cemetery St
Waterford, OH

Memorial Day Ceremony
Time: 1 p.m.
Victory Park
Montgomery Road
Norwood, OH

Memorial Day Parade
Time: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Starting Point: Main Street
Madison, OH
Ending Point: Main Street Square
Madison, OH

Middletown Memorial Day Parade
Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Starting Point: Smith Park
Tytus Avenue
Middletown, OH
Ending Point: Woodside Cemetery
Verity Parkway and Fourteenth Ave
Middletown, OH

Pennsylvania

Memorial Day Parade
Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Starting Point: Immaculate Conception Church
305 2nd St
Irwin, PA
Ending Point: Irwin Union Cemetery
431 Bridge St.
No. Huntingdon, PA

Arlington North Iraq War Memorial
Time: 12 p.m.
Independence Mall – North Across from Liberty Bell
5th to 6th on Market Streets
Philadelphia, PA

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Candle-Lite Service
Time: 9 p.m.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Beaver, PA

Media Memorial Day Parade
Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Starting Point: State and Edgemont Streets
Media, PA
Ending Point: Court House on
Media, PA

Bridesburg Memorial Day Parade
Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Starting Point: Richmond and Juniata Streets
Philadelphia, PA
Ending Point: Richmond and Or
Philadelphia, PA

Lawrenceville Memorial Day Parade
Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Starting Point: 40th & Bulter Streets
Pittsburgh, PA
Ending Point: Entrance to All
Pittsburgh, PA

Easton Memorial Day Parade
Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Starting Point: No.7th Street
Easton, PA
Ending Point: Center square
3rd +Northampton St
Easton, PA

Texas

Memorial Day Service
Time: 10 a.m.
Rose Lawn Cemetery
1200 Jackson
McAllen, TX

Memorial Day Ceremony
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Veterans Memorial
215 N. Shelby St
Carthage, TX

Virginia

Padgent of History
Time: 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Starting Point: 29 Omaha Beach Circle (National Guard Armory East Main)
Bedford, VA
Ending Point: College Street
Elks National Home
Bedford, VA

Memorial Day Ceremony
Time: 11 a.m.
Sterling Blvd., &
Holly Street
Sterling, VA

Falls Church Memorial Day Parade and Festival
Time: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Starting Point: 925 Park Avenue
Falls Church, VA
Ending Point: 300 Park Avenue
Falls Church, VA

Memorial Day Observance- American Legion Post 25
Time: 11 a.m.
Victory Arch
Downtown Newport News
Newport News, VA

Washington D.C.

The National Memorial Day Parade
Time: 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Starting Point: Constitution Ave and 4th
Washington, DC
Ending Point: Constitution Ave
Washington, DC

The National Memorial Day
Time: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Starting Point: Madison Drive and 3rd Street NW
Washington, DC
Ending Point: 12th street NW
Washington, DC

The Gig USS America
Time: 11 a.m.
Washington Harbor
3000 K St. NW
Washington, DC

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