Be Part of Chicago's Memorial Day Parade
Memorial Day parades will decorate the nation this week. Chicago's parade is considered one of the major Memorial Day parades in the nation. Memorial Day was established after the American Civil War. Since then, Memorial Day parades have embellished the streets of Chicago. Memorial Day is one of the largest events in United States during the month of May.
What can you expect from the event?
Every year, the City of Chicago conducts events to celebrate individuals who sacrificed their lives to protect the freedom of their nation, with one of the best parades in the country. Memorial Day includes remembrance ceremonies, award ceremonies, parades, fireworks, etc.
The wreath laying ceremony will honor the fallen service-men with flowers. The service will be held at the Eternal Flame on Daley Plaza. During this event, veteran families will be presented with Gold-Star pins. The pin is not provided as an award but as a reminder of the sacrifices made by their families. After the ceremony, the parade will commence and move towards Van Buren Street.
People and onlookers support the parade that includes marching bands with flags, parading veterans and active duty military personnel. Memorial Day also includes a free fireworks show at Navy Pier. The firework spectacle will be a fitting conclusion to the events of the day.
Memorial day parade has always decorated the streets of Chicago.
Tickets: The event admission is free.
For more information about the event, please call (312) 744-3370 or click here.
Event Dates: The parade happens on May 23, 2015. The wreath laying ceremony will begin at 11 am, and parade will commence at 12 noon.
Washington and Dearborn,
Chicago, IL 60602
Come and enjoy the beautiful parade with family and friends, and pay tribute to people who made the ultimate sacrifice protecting this great nation.
* Image courtesy of cityofchicago.org