The parade starts at 10 a.m. at Inverness and proceeds down Ann Arbor and will end on Alpine.
Memorial Day Parade
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Club members are inviting local groups and veterans to march in the annual parade through downtown Dexter.
The village of Dexter's longstanding Memorial Day festivities will continue this year under the umbrella leadership of a new organization. The Dexter Village Council approved an application from the Rotary Club to conduct a parade and ceremony on May 27 at its meeting on Monday. The club is taking over planning of the event from American Legion Post 557. Legion members informed the village in January of their intent to scale back sponsorship of the Memorial Day parade. Rotary member Steve Feinman said in the coming weeks, club members will reach out to local organizations and civic groups interested in participating in this year's parade. "We want to work with any group that wants to walk in the parade," Feinman said. "We'd like to see …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
The new permit language says no group can be excluded from an event that utilizes public streets and parks.
The Dexter Village Council is considering permanently changing the process for applying to use public parks and streets after receiving numerous complaints from groups excluded from the 2012 Memorial Day parade. According to draft language in the village's facilities permit, individuals or organizations applying for a permit to close a street due to a festival or community event, could not exclude public participation in the event. Trustee Joe Semifero said the impetus behind adding the new language was due mainly because he heard there was no consistency in the Memorial Day parade committee's decision to allow groups to participate. This year the committee said it would not allow businesses and clubs that were not associated with …
Monday, May 28, 2012
Hundreds attended the annual Memorial Day parade and ceremony at Monument Park on Monday.
Hundreds of residents from Dexter and surrounding communtiies lined the streets and filled Monument Park for the Village of Dexter's annual Memorial Day parade on Monday. The parade was preceeded by a ceremony honoring members of the U.S. military killed or injured in combat since the American Revolution of 1776. "We continue to lose American heroes every day in Afghanistan and in military accidents and missions around the world," said Joe Palmer, a U.S. Army specialist in the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. "The loss to their famlies, friends, and fellow service members and country is permenent." Palmer, an architecture student at the University of Michigan, served two tours in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom, and said it was an …
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Here is a look at five interesting stories that occurred around Dexter this week.
As May draws to a close in Dexter, here are the top stories of the week from the area's publications: Did we miss an event this week? Tell us in the comments and upload your photos of the event on Patch.com.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
A parade and veterans' ceremony are in the works for May 28 in downtown Dexter.
The Village of Dexter's annual Memorial Day parade and ceremony received the green light from the village council at its meeting on Monday. The parade, set for May 28, is being coordinated by American Legion Post 557 with the assistance of village staff. "We're excited to see the members of the American Legion and the general community come together to celebrate the sacrifices of our men and women in the military," trustee Donna Fisher said. In addition to the parade, which will take place at 10 a.m. down Main Street, a special service officiated by the Rev. Larry VanSlambrook of St. Andrew's United Church of Christ, will be held for military families. Fisher said the Memorial Day planning committee has decided to refocus the scope of this…