Memorial Day parades around Michiana

Friday:

  • South Bend, 9:30 a.m.: Mayor Steve Luecke will be renaming Ford Street in preparation for Monday’s Memorial Day parade. It's happening at the corner of Ford and Lombardy streets.

  • St. Joseph, Noon: St. Joseph Today presents the Annual Memorial Day parade. Veterans groups, elected officials, law enforcement officers, floats and marching bands will honor surviving veterans and those that have fallen. The parade will start at the corner of Park Street and Lake Boulevard, and march down Lake Blvd. to the John Howard Bandshell, where the memorial ceremony will take place.

Sunday:

  • Middlebury, 9:00 p.m.-5:30 a.m.: The 5th Annual Memorial Day Vigil will take place at the Grace Lawn Cemetery on County Road 16, east of State Road 13. Middlebury American Legion members will stand guard in honor of all local veterans who are buried at Grace Lawn Cemetery.

Monday:

  • Osceola, 8 a.m.: The Osceola Memorial Day parade starts at 8 a.m. This year’s theme is “Honoring Those Who Protect Our Country.” The parade will start on Oregon and Grand Streets and head down Lincolnway to Chestnut, and end on Lamport Street and the Fern Hunsberger Park Fire Station.

  • South Bend, 8:15 a.m.: The Annual West Side Memorial Day parade will begin at 8:15 a.m. It'll start at Western Ave., head south on Summit Dr., east onto Ford Street, and end at Olive Street.

  • Mishawaka, 9:30 a.m.: The 60th Annual Mishawaka Memorial Day parade starts at 9:30 a.m. at 3rd and Main streets, and will turn left at Mishawaka Ave. and end at Battell Park. This year’s theme is “All Gave Some; Some Gave All.” This year, there will also be two flyovers by the Mishawaka Pilots Club.

  • Middlebury, 10 a.m.: The Middlebury American Legion Post will host their Memorial Day parade, which begins at 10 a.m. at Middlebury Elementary School. The memorial ceremony will take place at the Memorial Park immediately after the parade.

  • Plymouth, 10 a.m.: There will be a Memorial Day service at 10 a.m. at Oakhill Cemetery. The featured speaker will be Steve Beam, who is one of only three men in Marshall County to have reached the military rank of E-9. The Plymouth High School band will provide music.

  • Nappanee, 10:30 a.m.: The city of Nappanee is holding their annual Memorial Day parade at 10:30, starting in the parking lot of the Nappanee Elementary School. The parade will go west on Centennial St. to Main St., then south to Lincoln St, and then ending at Nappanee City Hall. It’ll be followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m., featuring Steve Hunsberger of Wakarusa, whose son was killed while serving in Afghanistan last year.

  • South Bend, 11:00 a.m.: The Marine Corps League Auxiliary Michiana Hoosiers Unit is holding a service at 11 a.m. in Howard Park. It’s a tribute to military personnel lost or buried at sea, and veterans of all wars.


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