COVID-19 Update: 2020 Memorial Day Parade is Cancelled
It’s with great sadness that we announce that the 2020 Royal Oak Memorial Day Parade has been cancelled. The Veterans Events Committee simply could not put the lives of our residents and our veterans organizations at risk.
We are planning for an alternate virtual event for Memorial Day to honor our veterans and commemorate those selfless soldiers who gave their lives for their country. Check www.romi.gov/parade for new information.
In an effort to raise funds for next year’s 100th Royal Oak Memorial Day Parade, the committee is selling limited-edition shirts online. The shirts were designed to inspire civic pride and unity during this trying time. All profits go directly to next year’s parade and ceremony. I hope to see you all wearing one on May 25.
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.
Planning for 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 David London at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 248-506-0737.