(Kalamazoo, MI)- Memorial Day parades and celebrations going on throughout SW Michigan to honor servicemen and women who put their lives on the line for their country and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice and those that continue to fight for the rights and privileges we have today.
The following events are scheduled for Memorial Day:
Allegan: 10 a.m. parade from Griswold Auditorium to Oakwood Cemetery.
Bangor: Ceremony at the Veterans Memorial 8:30 a.m., parade 9 a.m. along M-43 to Arlington Hill Cemetery.
Bloomingdale: 11 a.m. parade from Bloomingdale High School to village park.
Breedsville: 11 a.m. parade from Main Street to Breedsville Cemetery.
Centreville: Parade at 9:30 a.m. from Adams Park to Prairie River Cemetery for a ceremony.
Climax: Founder’s Day bash and Memorial Day events include 9:30 a.m. parade from Climax-Scotts High School to Prairie Home Cemetery.
Colon: 9 a.m. parade from Colon Elementary School to Lakeside Cemetery.
Comstock: Noon parade from Comstock Avenue to Merrill Park.
Constantine: 10 a.m. parade from U.S. 131 at the bridge to Constantine Township Cemetery.
Decatur: 11 a.m. parade from VFW to Lakeside Cemetery, Harrison Cemetery at 11:30 a.m., Hamilton Township Cemetery at 1 p.m. and then to the Veterans Home for the Veterans Memorial.
Fulton: Kids’ parade at noon, communitywide parade 12:30 p.m. to ceremony at South Fulton Cemetery.
Galesburg/Augusta: Fort Custer National Cemetery Memorial Day service 2 p.m. Sunday, May 26. Placement of flags by area volunteers on the Avenue of Flags 9 a.m. Saturday, May 25.
Gobles: 9 a.m. parade on M-40 to ceremony at park.
Gull Lake/Richland: 11 a.m. program at Prairie Home Cemetery.
Hickory Corners: 10 a.m. parade from Cadwallader Park to ceremony at East Hickory Corners Cemetery.
Kalamazoo: 10 a.m. parade from Michigan Avenue to Riverside Cemetery on Gull Road.
Lawrence: 10 a.m. parade from Lawrence High School to Hill Cemetery.
Lawton: 10 a.m. parade from corner of Walker and Union streets to ceremonies at Oak Grove Cemetery.
Martin/Gun Lake: 9:30 a.m. parade from Martin High School to Memorial Park on North Main Street.
Mattawan: 11 a.m. parade from Mattawan Early Elementary School to ceremony at village park.
Mendon: Noon parade from Mendon Township Library to naval ceremony at Portage River and ceremonies at Mendon Catholic Cemetery and Mendon Township Cemetery.
Otsego/Alamo: 9:30 a.m. parade from Mountain Home Cemetery to Memorial Park.
Paw Paw: 9:30 a.m. Navy memorial ceremony on Michigan Avenue at the river, 10 a.m. parade from Gremps Street to Maple City Veterans’ Memorial Park.
Plainwell/Cooper: Noon ceremony at Sherwood Park. No parade because of road work.
Portage: 10 a.m. parade from Southland Mall on South Westnedge Avenue to Portage Central Cemetery and Portage Veterans Memorial.
Saugatuck-Douglas: 9 a.m. parade in Saugatuck, 10 a.m. parade in Douglas.
Schoolcraft: 11 a.m. parade from Cass and Cedar streets to Schoolcraft Cemetery.
South Haven: 9 a.m. parade from downtown to Lakeview Cemetery.
Three Rivers: 10 a.m. parade from Kelsey and Main Streets to Riverside Cemetery.
Vicksburg: 10 a.m. parade from Vicksburg Administration Building to Vicksburg Cemetery that will include the first memorial ceremony at the new veteran’s memorial site.
White Pigeon: 10:30 a.m. parade from American Legion Post 138 on South Lincoln Street to White Pigeon Township Cemetery.