naperville's last fling 2012! & memorial day parade

Posted on 07/31/2012 10:10 AM, by Naperville Maps

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial opening of summer and more importantly, a time for remembering and paying tribute to the men and women who have bravely defended this country throughout its short history.  The City of Naperville puts on a Memorial Day Parade every year to honor American veterans.  Naperville partners with American Legion Post #43 and the Judd Kendall VFW Post 3873 to sponsor the Memorial Day Parade.

The City of Naperville upholds strict entry requirements to march in the parade in order to preserve the true spirit of Memorial Day, which is honoring our veterans.  Parade entry is limited to veterans, military, Naperville City Leadership, patriotic and service groups, Naperville law enforcement and fire department workers and volunteers, school and community performing groups, and community youth scouting and service groups.  Political, religious, and business entries are strictly forbidden to respect the spirit of Memorial Day.  Groups and individuals interested in entering the parade can fill out the 2012 Memorial Day Parade Entry Form on the City of Naperville’s website by Friday, May 11.

The Memorial Day Parade will begin at Jackson Ave. and West St. on Monday, May 28 at 10:30 am.  The parade route continues east to Washington then north towards Central Park near Benton and Court St.  Spectators are encouraged to arrive early to find a good spot to watch along the route.  The Centennial Beach parking lot will serve as parking for parade participants and will be closed at 9:45 am.  The parade is capped off with a ceremony at Central Park in the Community Concert Center.  The City of Naperville has an action plan in case of adverse weather conditions to relocate the parade participants.

Kick off your summer by joining the Memorial Day festivities at Naperville’s annual Memorial Day Parade sponsored by American Legion Post #43 and the Judd Kendall VFW Post 3873.  The members of the Memorial Day Parade Committee are dedicated to preserving the true meaning of Memorial Day and giving American veterans the honor they deserve. 


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