Redford Memorial Day Parade

Sun glittering weather for the 2019 Redford Memorial Day parade

Memorial Day is a day set aside to honor the fallen heroes who died in service to the United States of America. The 2019, Redford Memorial Day Parade paid tribute to these fallen heroes once again. The skies, the sun glittered, and the weather was perfect as the citizens lined Beech Daly road with picnic baskets, tents chairs and snacks in support of this annual event.

This year was a very spectacular parade from pre- parade fixings to last minute details and finally into the march down the parade route. There were smiles galore, laughter and the regular Redford bonding of neighbors and friends pausing to remember the sacrifices made for our country. There was a sincere sense of comrade in the atmosphere. The parade, if only for an hour or so lifted the heavy hearts of many who mourn loved ones who believed in this country to the point of sacrificing their lives in order to protect America; “the land of the free and home of the proud”.

The parade started at Our Lady of Loretto Church and ended at the town hall where free hot dogs, chips and water, provided by heavenly hot dogs and the township of Redford were dispersed. The parade participants included, Redford Sister City Commission, the local fire department, Redford police department, the Redford soccer club, Redford connection, Thurston high school marching band, Miss Wayne county, Michigan, Redford Jaycees, Redford Union High School marching band, VFW, Plymouth fife and drum corps, The Redford Township Unicycle Club, Snethkamp Automotive, Zeta Phi Beta sorority, Little Cheetah daycare, Redford Township Historical Commission, Redford Township district library, Wayne metro, Matick Chevrolet, Redford Parks commission, Linda Jackson, trustee ,horses, clowns and proud American citizens, just to name a few.

It was an outstanding parade, with every parade participate making sure that the onlookers left the 2019 parade, feeling a special sense of gratitude for the fallen men and women who served our country. Thanks to the many awesome individuals who work hard each year to present the parade. Walter, Bubba, Ashley, Adam, Ryan, Phil, Sue and Dwight.

“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.”