The City of Appleton held its annual historic
Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 27, 2013
At 8:58 AM, the City of Appleton Band played the National Anthem.
At 9:00 AM, the rifle squad from The Scarlet Guard of Appleton’s American Legion
Post No. 38 fired one blank round to start the Parade.
An antique, horse-drawn hearse sponsored by Prospera Credit Union, an anonymous donor, and the Appleton Parade Committee.
The 2013 Appleton Memorial
Day Parade included:
- U.S. Navy
- U.S. Coast Guard
- U.S. Army Reserve
- Local veteran organizations
- Scout groups
- Appleton high school bands
- City of Appleton Band
- And more...
The City of Appleton’s Memorial Day Ceremony
The ceremony will occur immediately following the Parade in Appleton’s historic Riverside Cemetery (714 North Owaissa Street), at the George D. Eggleston, G.A.R. monument. This year’s speaker will be posted here when named.
A short, second ceremony will take place after the City’s ceremony, at the Appleton American Legion Post No. 38 plot. This plot is located at the entrance of the St. Joseph Cemetery within Riverside Cemetery.
A list of Parade participants and acknowledgements is posted here.
The Parade begins on College Avenue at Appleton Street and proceeds east on College to Meade Street, then north on Meade to Pacific Street, then east on Pacific to Owaissa Street where the Parade route ends at the entrance to Riverside Cemetery.
The following streets will be closed starting at 8:55 am for the Memorial Day Parade route: College Avenue - between Appleton and Meade Streets. Meade Street - between College Avenue and Pacific Street. Pacific Street - between Meade and Owaissa Streets. Owaissa Street - between Pacific and Nawada Streets.
The above streets will reopen as the end of the Parade proceeds along the route. The College Avenue portion of the route will reopen around 9:40 am. The Pacific Street portion of the route will reopen sometime around 10 am.