Thursday, May 19, 2011

May 30: Memorial Day Parade

The City of Aurora will remember the service men and women who gave their lives for our country during the annual Memorial Day parade and ceremony on Monday, May 30.

A pre-parade ceremony will be held at 11:15 a.m. at the reviewing stand at 20 E. Downer Place. The ceremony will kick-off with the East Aurora High School Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps honor guard presenting the colors and local Boy and Girl Scouts leading the Pledge of Allegiance. The Waubonsie Valley High School Varsity singers will perform and Jay Harriman will serve as the master of ceremonies.

The parade steps off at noon from River and Benton streets, heads east to Broadway Avenue, turns north to Downer Place and finishes west ending at Middle Avenue. Nine local military groups and nine marching bands including Metea Valley, West Aurora, Waubonsie Valley and East Aurora high schools; and K.D. Waldo, Fischer, Hill, Granger and Still middle schools will take part in the parade.

Other parade highlights include the Kansas-based 1stInfantry Division Mounted Color Guard and Marching Band, which has ties back to the Civil War, the Chicago Highland Rifles bagpipers, floats, local organizations and entertainers.

For more information on the parade, visit the City’s website at The parade will be shown on Aurora Community Television (ACTV) Channel 10 during June.

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