Participate in the annual
Memorial Day Parade
Monday, 26, 2014
Parade Kick-off at 2 pm
at the VFW Post #1138
400 Jones Ave. Monroe 48161
NOTE - Brownie Girl Scout members participating in the Parade will complete STEP #3 of their Celebrating Community badge!
Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan Council invites girls and adults to walk in the annual Parade.
DEADLINE to sign up participation is FRIDAY, MAY 23, 2014!
What is Memorial Day?
Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have lost their lives in our nation's service. Though some form of Memorial Day has been celebrated in various areas of the country beforehand, Memorial Day was officially proclaimed by General John Logan on May 5, 1868 and was observed later that month on May 30 when flowers were placed on the graves of both Union and Confederate soldiers who were buried at Arlington Cemetery.
Not all fun and games
Though it's great to use Memorial Day weekend as a time to get together and have fun with family and friends, you also shouldn't lose sight of the meaning behind the holiday. Over Memorial Day weekend, in addition to the fun and games at your backyard barbecue, you should also teach your kids about the history of the holiday and take part in community events such as parades and memorials.
JOIN other Girl Scout members — as we march together in the
2014 MONROE MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
ATTENDANCE does NOT have to be as a TROOP!
Girls are welcome to participate with an adult chaperone.
Girl Scout members are asked to wear their Girl Scout uniforms PROUDLY!
Line up at 1 pm at the VFW Post #1138 at 400 Jones Ave.
Food and Refreshments will be served at the VFW Post 1138 following the parade for participants.
When & Where
Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan Community 12
Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan Community 12 - is a defined area of Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan Council (GSSEM). Adult volunteer organizers host various local events for Girl Scout members of the entire GSSEM council.