Veterans Events Committee

Memorial Day Parade

Parade Overview

The Royal Oak Memorial Day Parade has been held on Memorial Day for several decades as a respectful tribute to our veterans - past and present.

The 2023 parade steps off at 9:00 am on Main Street at Lincoln on Monday,  May 29. The Memorial Day Ceremony immediately follows.

2023 Memorial Day Parade Application

Planning for the parade is a year round task. The committee meets monthly and strives to improve the parade each year, while maintaining the high standards that are expected of such a premier event dedicated to honoring our veterans so that their sacrifices will never be forgotten.

One of the committee's primary goals is to reach out to veterans of all ages and to those who wish to show their respect to our veterans.

This is one of the most prestigious parades held in Michigan and the high standards of this parade have held true for decades. By reaching out to the younger generations and teaching them why we need to continue to honor our veterans with respect and dignity, the committee is dedicated to keeping this a solemn event for generations to come.

If you have questions regarding the parade, please contact Judy Davids at 248-246-3201.

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Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. 

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Image of the Royal Oak Marching Band in the Memorial Day Parade led by a majorette.

Committee Members

  • David Wandoff, Chair
  • Ilene Harmon, Secretary
  • Tina Barber
  • Cynthia Garrett
  • Robert Jurva
  • Arbor Laclave 
  • Alexander McMall
  • Steve Tiechow
  • Mike Sherman