Where/When: Ceremony starts on the University of Delaware’s Campus Green @ 1:00 p.m. and the parade starts on Main Street @ 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 17, 2015.
The Newark Memorial Day Parade is an annual event that is held the third Sunday in May. During this annual event, veterans of wars from all branches of services have continued to march in the parade.
To start the day, a ceremony honoring our nation’s veterans is held on the University of Delaware’s Campus Green at Memorial Hall followed by a wreath laying ceremony at the Academy Building lawn. Local and military bands and drill teams will then participate in the parade on Main Street.
Each year, the costs associated with transporting parade groups, providing a courtesy reception to participants, and other related costs have increased. Therefore, an effort is underway to establish a continuing source of income to offset parade costs. These costs can total more than $10,000 annually.
To achieve this goal, the parade committee and other interested parties are working together to receive pledges from at least one hundred individuals, businesses, or organizations in the amount of $20.00 or more for a total of approximately $2,000. This funding is vital to the continued success of the parade and ensuring quality programs in years to come.
For information, registration or to make a donation to the parade, please contact:
City of Newark, Parks & Recreation Department, 220 South Main Street, Newark DE 19711