Thursday, May 13, 2021

Memorial Day parade planned

There will be a Memorial Day parade in Westland to celebrate and remember veterans of all armed services.

According to Vic Barra who is organizing the event, the parade is a tribute to “the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom, while we continue to honor the many veterans who have courageously served our country. We gather to support and applaud their service to our nation and community,” he said.

The parade will start at 1 p.m. May 30 beginning  at John Glenn High School in Westland; travel west on Marquette Road to Carlson; head north on Carlson to the Westland William P. Faust Public Library. The march will end at the Veteran's Memorial Garden in Westland.

A small ceremony will take place at the Veteran's Memorial Garden at the end of the parade to pay homage to those fallen men and women that sacrificed their lives in our names, Barra said.

Any organization interested in participating in the parade should fill out the online participation request form on the City of Westland website. For information, or to register by phone, call Barra at (734) 793-9309.