Memorial Day Parades, Events, And Memorials In West Michigan
Monday, November 12, 2012 marks a day where Americans rally together to honor the men and women of the armed forces. Memorial Day is a time for the community to get together to show thanks for the people in uniform who defend this country. Many things are happening in and around Grand Rapids to commemorate this day. Below you will find a list of Memorial Day parades, events, and memorials.
Grand Rapids Veterans Day Parade
When: Saturday, November 10, 2012 | 7:30pm
Where: Division St., Fulton St., Veterans Memorial Park
What: The parade will go down Division to Fulton Street before ending in the Veterans Memorial Park for a ceremony honoring veterans.
Davenport University Veterans Day Celebration
When: Friday, November 9, 2012 | 9:30am
Where: Davenport University – 6191 Kraft Avenue Southeast Grand Rapids, MI 49512
What: Davenport University will be displaying Army and National Guard equipment that is currently being used in Afghanistan and Iraq starting at 9:30am. A Blackhawk helicopter will be touching down on the campus at 10am. A military fly-over is then planned for 10:40am (weather permitting.) Finally, their will be a moment of silence observed at 11am.
Kent City High School Special Assembly
When: Friday, November 9, 2012 | 9:45am, 11am – 12:30pm
Where: Kent City High School – 351 N Main Street Northwest Kent City, MI 49330
What: Kent City High School is having a special assembly for veterans starting at 9:45am. There is also a lunch for veterans and guests after the ceremony from 11am – 12:30pm.
West Ottawa High School Special Assembly
When: Friday, November 9, 2012 | 8:45am
Where: West Ottawa High School – 3685 Butternut Drive Holland, MI 49424
What: West Ottawa High School is having a special assembly fo veterans starting at 8:45am. Veterans and their guests who wish to attend are asked to arrive 30min early for refreshments.
The City Of Wyoming Veterans Day Ceremony
When: Friday, November 9, 2012 | 6pm
Where: Veteran’s Memorial Garden – Veterans Memorial Dr SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534
What: The City of Wyoming is honoring it’s veterans with a ceremony being opened up by a message from Mayor Jack Poll. The ceremony will feature the commander of the 63rd brigade in Wyoming Colonel Pablo Estrada Jr.
Fountain Street Church Veterans Day Ceremony
When: Friday, November 9, 2012 | 11am
Where: Fountain Street Church – 24 Fountain Street Northeast Grand Rapids, MI 49503
What: The ceremony will take place in the Memorial Tower room and feature a wreath laying and remarks from Mayor George Heartwell.