MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
Monday, May 29th, 2023
God Bless Our Veterans & their families.
Thank you for giving us our Freedom.
BELOW INFORMATION IS FOR 2023 PARADE
Kick-Off is at 11:00 AM at Onahan School
6634 W. Raven St., Chicago, IL 60631
Tribute Ceremony at Taft High School at 12:15 PM
Dollars for Scholars winners will be announced at 12:45 PM
6630 W. Bryn Mawr, Chicago, IL 60631
PARTICIPATION REGISTRATION HERE!
Memorial Day Commemorative T-Shirts
Interested in Volunteering?
PRESS RELEASE:A sure sign that summer is almost here: the 101st Annual Norwood Park Memorial Day Parade. The annual event is Monday, May 29, 2023.
Assembly Location is Onahan School, 6634 W Raven St, Chicago, IL 60631
Assembly Time is 10am. Parade step-off begins promptly at 11:00 am.
Tribute Ceremony will immediately follow the parade at Taft High School, 6545 W Hurlbut St, Chicago, IL 60631.Route Map: Starts at Onahan School and continues west on Raven over Northwest Hwy and stops just past the railroad tracks to present wreathes (Courtesy of Romance in Blooms) at the Centennial Park gardens on Avondale. Parade then continues west past Norwood Crossing and turns south (left) at East Circle then east (left) at Ardmore, right (south) at Natoma and finally left (east) at Hurlbut to Taft High School. At the end of the parade route, at 12pm, we will host a Tribute Ceremony at Taft High School in front of the flagpole.
The American flag raising will start the event and the Taft Eagles Choir & Taft Drum & Bugle Corps. will perform a musical prelude. Our National Anthem will again be performed by Mallory Coakley— a prior recipient of the Norwood Park Chamber “Dollars for Scholars” scholarship.
The Memorial Day Committee welcomes Chicago's 16th
district Police Commander, 41st
ward Alderman, Anthony Napolitano.
Norwood Park Chamber of Commerce Dollars for Scholars Scholarship winners will be announced at the end of the ceremony.To register or donate or volunteer, please visit our site:http://www.norwoodpark.org/community_events/2018-memorial-day-parade/
2023 Parade Route:
Parade Grand Marshall
The Old Norwood Park Memorial Day Parade celebrates its 101st year. Originally started shortly after World War I, the parade has honored fallen servicemembers over the century since that first parade.