This weekend, we as a nation celebrate Memorial Day. Not only is this a day where you spend time with friends and family, but also a time to reflect and honor those who lost their lives in military service.
As a day of observance and as a reminder to our members, Consumers Credit Union will be closed Monday, May 30th. For more ways to celebrate by partaking in your local celebration here is a list of parades and services around the area, listed by county. Here at Consumers we hope you enjoy your weekend and we look forward to serving you when we re-open with regular hours on Tuesday, May 31st.
Galesburg/Augusta: The Fort Custer National Cemetery Memorial Day program starts at 2 p.m. Sunday. Ceremonies will include a parade of colors, a wreath presentation and music by bands. This year’s guest speaker will be Col. Frank Walker, of the Michigan Air National Guard. The 110th Fighter Wing of the Michigan Air National Guard will present a flyover.
Kalamazoo: The Kalamazoo County Memorial Day Parade begins at 10 a.m. at Church Street and West Michigan Avenue in downtown Kalamazoo and ends with a ceremony at Riverside Cemetery on Gull Road.
Portage: The parade steps off at 10 a.m., starting on South Westnedge Avenue at Southland Mall and going south to the Portage Central Cemetery and Portage Veterans Memorial for a ceremony.
Climax: A parade starts at 9:45 a.m. at Climax-Scotts Junior/Senior High School and goes to Prairie Home Cemetery for a ceremony. A Founder’s Day Bash follows the event, sponsored by the Climax Community Association.
Comstock: Comstock Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6252 will present a parade starting at noon at Comstock Avenue by Kalamazoo Christian East Elementary School. A luncheon will follow at the post.
Fulton: A children’s parade starts at 12:15 p.m. and a main parade at 12:30 p.m. A memorial service will follow at South Fulton Cemetery.
Gull Lake/Richland: A program starts at 11 a.m. at Prairie Home Cemetery on M-89.
Hickory Corners: The Hickory Corners Memorial Day Parade begins at 10 a.m. at Cadwallader Park and proceeds through downtown, ending with a ceremony about 11:15 a.m. at the East Hickory Corners Cemetery.
Schoolcraft: A parade starts at 11 a.m. at Cass and Cedar streets and continues to the Schoolcraft Cemetery, where a ceremony coordinated by American Legion Wiley-Koon Post 475 will be held.
Vicksburg: American Legion Roy Canavan Post 213 will sponsor a parade starting at 10 a.m. at the Vicksburg Administration Building, 300 S. Kalamazoo Ave. It will proceed to the Vicksburg Cemetery, where a ceremony is planned for 10:40 a.m.
Van Buren County
Lawton: A 10 a.m. parade will proceed from Fourth Street to Oak Grove Cemetery, where ceremonies will be conducted by Waters/Hackenberg American Legion Post 220.
Mattawan: An 11 a.m. parade will proceed from Mattawan’s elementary schools to the village park.
Paw Paw: American Legion McGowan-Johnson Post 68 will sponsor a parade at 10 a.m. It will proceed from Gremps Street to Maple City Veterans’ Memorial Park, where services will begin at 11 a.m.
South Haven: A 9 a.m. parade will proceed from central downtown to Lakeview Cemetery.
Kent & Ottawa County
Jenison – 9 a.m.
Parade travels along Baldwin Street from 20th Avenue to Cottonwood Drive
Rockford – 9 a.m.
Begins at the Rockford Community Cabin.
Holland – 9:30 a.m.
Begins at 8th Street and Central Avenue, then east on 8th Street to Lincoln Avenue, south on Lincoln to 16th Street, then east on 16th Street to Pilgrim Cemetery.
Hudsonville – 10 a.m.
Memorial Day Service at Veterans Park.
Walker – Noon
Parade starts at noon and takes place on Lake Michigan Drive between Lincoln Lawns and St. Clair NW.
Caledonia – Noon
Parade starts at the Caledonia High School football field and goes down Main Street, ending at the Caledonia cemetery.
Wyoming – 7 p.m.
Ceremony at Veterans Memorial Garden.
Village of Quincy – 11 a.m.
Parade starts at the Quincy American Legion, the annual parade will travel down US-12 to West Street and then head South to the Lakeview Cemetery where a short service is held.