Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 29th, 2023

God Bless Our Veterans & their families.
Thank you for giving us our Freedom.

Memorial Day Parade flyer


 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


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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:

2023 Parade Route:

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.