Invitation to Participate in the 145th annual Memorial Day Parade

Invitation to Participate in the 145th annual Memorial Day Parade

Carroll Post #31, The American Legion, extends an invitation to the members of your organization to participate in the 145th annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremonies to be held in Westminster on Monday, May 28, 2012.

The ceremonies will begin with a parade that will form at 8:45 AM on Monroe Street near West Middle School and St. John’s Catholic Church.  Parade will step off at 9:30 AM.  In keeping with tradition, the participating organizations may present a wreath(s) at the Mound in the Cemetery.  The length of the program is less than one hour.  We also request that all marching bands play from Longwell Avenue until all their instrumentalists have passed the announcer and cameras so that the TV audience will have the benefit of hearing you play.  Thank you for your cooperation.

The committee requests that you return the registration form before May 12th indicating the degree of your participation.  This will assist in the development of the marching order and other program arrangements.  If your organization must have transportation, kindly arrange for necessary vehicles.  Please remember that this is a Memorial parade.  We ask that you refrain from use of banners and/or magnetic signs to advertise solely any business seeking to attain profit.

In the event of inclement weather, the observance will be held in the National Guard Armory (The Old Armory Building) located at 11 Longwell Avenue in Westminster at 11:00 AM.  Radio station, WTTR (AM-1470), will broadcast announcements regarding this change of location starting at 8:30 AM.

Our parade permit prohibits the handing out or tossing of any objects from vehicles for safety reasons.  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

We wish to Thank You for participating in the past and hope that in some way that support will continue.


Daniel Bohn, General Chairman
The Memorial Day Committee

FORM: Registration Form

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