Join in the Memorial Day Parade

Posted on 05/03/2018
An image from Memorial DayFor 150 years, the United States has set aside a day in May to honor those Americans who died while defending our nation and its values. The City of Mill Creek invites community members to help honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice by participating in its Memorial Day parade, which takes place May 28 at 11 a.m. The parade route meanders down Mill Creek’s Main Street between LA Fitness (15024 Main St.) and City Hall North (15720 Main St.).

This is the City’s fourth annual Memorial Day celebration. The theme of this year’s parade is “the American Flag” to focus on honoring those who have died in service in the U.S. Armed Forces while protecting the freedoms found under the American flag. Parade entrants should reinforce that theme. To apply to participate, visit http://millcreektourism.com/memorialday.

Mill Creek’s Memorial Day events start with a commemorative ceremony at 9 a.m. at Veterans Monument at Library Park, 15429 Bothell Everett Hwy. The ceremony includes laying an honorary wreath, patriotic songs by the Mill Creek Chorale, a flag ceremony by South Snohomish County Honor Guard, and more. Volunteers will hand out red carnations, which attendees are encouraged to place on the monument followed by a moment of silence during the ceremony.

Following the ceremony, people are invited to head into Mill Creek Town Center for the parade. New to this year’s events, display tents will be placed along Main Street and will feature historical memorabilia from World War I, II, the Korean War, and Vietnam War from the NW Veterans Museum, as well as static displays of antique military vehicles.

The parade’s Grand Marshal is World War II veteran Brigadier General William G. Hathaway, who enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1942. Among the confirmed parade entrants are a street-safe driving antique tank, the Glacier Peak High School marching band, the Seattle Police Department Mounted Patrol Unit, several honor guards, a number of military vehicles, robotic dinosaurs in military apparel and much more.