West Michigan Memorial Day parades for 2017

Memorial Day parade in Jenison.

(WOOD) — Bands, organizations and military groups will march in the streets of countless communities Monday in honor of those who fought and died for our country.

Nearly two dozen communities in West Michigan are holding Memorial Day parades, including the following places:

ALLEGAN COUNTY

BARRY COUNTY

  • Hastings Memorial Day Parade | Monday, May 29 at 9:30 a.m.| Event information
    Procession runs through town, ending at Riverside Cemetery.
  • Middleville Memorial Day Parade | Monday, May 29 at 10:30 a.m. | Event information
    Procession starts at McFall Elementary School and ends at Hope Cemetery.

CALHOUN COUNTY

      • Marshall Memorial Day Parade | Monday, May 29 at 9:30 a.m.
        Begins with the opening ceremony for the Veteran’s Memorial Wall. The parade will start at 10 a.m. and will travel east through downtown to Oakridge Cemetery.

KENT COUNTY

      • Alaska Memorial Day Parade | Monday, May 29 at 9 a.m.| Event information
      • Caledonia Memorial Day Parade | Monday, May 29 at noon | Event information
      • Dutton Memorial Day Parade | Monday, May 29 at 10:30 a.m. | Event information
      • Grand Rapids Memorial Day Parade | Tuesday, May 30 at 7 p.m. | Event information
      • Lowell Memorial Day Parade | Monday, May 29, 10 a.m. to noon | Event information 
        Travels along Main Street and north to Monroe Street before ending at Oakwood Cemetery.
      • Rockford Memorial Day Parade | Monday, May 29 at 9 a.m. | Event information
        Begins at the Rockford Community Cabin. Procession map available online.
      • Walker Memorial Day Parade | Monday, May 29 at noon | Event information
        Procession will take place on Lake Michigan Drive between Lincoln Lawns and St. Clair NW.
      • Wyoming Memorial Day ceremony | Monday, May 29, 7 p.m. | Event information
        Musical performances and speech from Marine Corps veteran cryptographer Joe Clemens at Veterans Memorial Garden, 2380 DeHoop Ave. SW.

MONTCALM COUNTY

      • Lakeview Memorial Day Celebration | Monday, May 29, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Event information
        9:30 a.m. ceremony at Cato Cemetery, 11 a.m. parade on Main Street, 11:30 a.m. ceremony at Lakeview Cemetery. Event also includes food trucks and live music.

MUSKEGON COUNTY

      • Greater Muskegon Memorial Day Parade | Monday, May 29, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. | Event information
        Procession runs from Morris Avenue to Terrace Street to Clay Avenue to Hackley Park. Holiday program at Frauenthal Theater to follow.
      • Lakeside Memorial Day Parade | Monday, May 29 at 10:30 a.m. | Event information 
        Starts at Lakeside Vets Club at Lakeshore and Bourdon drives. Procession runs from McCracken Street to Sisson Street to Lakeside Cemetery for a noon memorial service. Food and fun afterward at Lakeside Vets Club.

OTTAWA COUNTY

      • Grand Haven Memorial Day Parade | Monday, May 29, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. | Event information
        Procession runs down Washington Avenue from 6th Street to Harbor Drive and into Waterfront Stadium. Ceremony and music to follow.
      • Holland Memorial Day Parade | Monday, May 29 9:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m. | Event information 
        The 1.5 mile procession starts at the corner of 8th Street and Central Avenue ,heads east on 8th Street, south on Columbia then east on 16th Street to Pilgrim Home Cemetery. Event will also be livestreamed on Facebook.
      • Hudsonville Memorial Day Service | Monday, May 29, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. | Event information
      • Jamestown Township Memorial Day Parade | Monday, May 29 at 10 a.m. | Event information
        Starts at Jamestown Baptist and heads south on 24th Avenue until Riley Street, then west on Riley to Riley Street Middle School.
      • Jenison Memorial Day Parade | Monday, May 29 at 9 a.m. | Event information
        Procession travels along Baldwin Street from 20th Avenue to Cottonwood Drive.
      • Marne Memorial Day Parade | Monday, May 29 at 9:45 a.m. | Event information
      • Spring Lake Memorial Day Parade | Monday, May 29, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
        Parade route begins at the corner of Buchanan and Exchange Street and ends at the Spring Lake Township Cemetery where a memorial ceremony will follow.

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY

      • St. Joseph Today Memorial Day Parade | Friday, May 26 at noon | Event information
        Procession on Lake Boulevard from Park Street to Port Street downtown. Memorial ceremony to follow at John E.N. Howard Bandshell.

VAN BUREN COUNTY

      • Bangor Memorial Day parade | Monday, May 29, at 9:30 a.m.
        Wreath laying ceremony starting at 8:45 a.m. Parade lineup at Landers Hardware. Procession will head west on M-43/Monroe to Hardings Market. Ceremony also follows.
      • Bloomingdale Memorial Day parade | Monday May, 29 at 11 a.m.
        Procession begins at Bloomingdale High School and ends at Village Park.
      • Breedsville Memorial Day parade | Monday, May 29 at 11 a.m.
        Procession starts at the crossroads and ending at Breedsville Cemetery.
      • Hartford Memorial Day parade | Monday, May 29 at 10 a.m.
        Procession ends at Ely Park where a memorial service will be held.
      • Lawrence Memorial Day parade | Monday, May 29 at 10 a.m.
        Procession starts at Lawrence Public Schools, heads west to Third Street, north to Pioneer Cemetery, through the cemetery to Second Street, then West St. Joseph to Village Park. Commemoration at the Veteran’s Monument.
      • Paw Paw Memorial Day parade | Monday, May 29 at 10 a.m.
        Procession starts at the Bistro parking lot then heads down Michigan Avenue to the Veterans Memorial Park for services. Light lunch available afterward.
      • South Haven Memorial Day Parade | Monday, May 29 at 9 a.m. | Event information
        Procession starts at Center Street to Michigan Avenue to Phoenix Street to Bailey Avenue, ending at Lakeview Cemetery with a ceremony at 9:45 a.m. Free sloppy joe lunch at American Legion at 1 p.m.

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