Memorial Day collage, Jeff Lindsay

The City of Appleton will hold its annual historic
Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony on Monday,
May 28, 2018, beginning at 9:00 a.m.


Entry Letters and Applications are available here.

Information and participants in this year's Memorial
Day Parade, will be posted here
when available




Antique horse-drawn hearse

An antique, horse-drawn funeral coach will be featured symbolizing the heroes lost in battle. One of the many faces of freedom lost due to their selflessness.
Memorial Day Parade appearance sponsors: Brettschneider Trettin Nickel Funeral Home and the Appleton Education Association.

Brettschneider-Trettin-Nickel Funeral Home      Appleton Education Association

The City of Appleton’s Memorial Day Ceremony

Called "Moment of Remembrance," this ceremony occurs immediately following the Parade in Appleton’s historic Riverside Cemetery, at the George D. Eggleston, G.A.R. monument – 714 North Owaissa Street. Information on the ceremony is available here.
A short, second ceremony takes 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.

Route of Appleton's Memorial Day Parade 2012

The official route for the Memorial Day Parade is as follows:

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 from 8 am to 9:30 am for the Memorial Day Parade staging:
College Avenue - between State and Appleton Streets.

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.

Ceremony Keynote Speaker will be Anna Teerlinck

The Keynote Speaker will be Anna Teerlinck. Anna is a freshman at Xavier High School, and is honored to be chosen to deliver this year's Memorial Day keynote address. Anna is a top competitor on the speech and debate team, active in Mock Trial, and a member of the cross country team. She will earn the Gold Award through Girl Scouts of America this year and is very active in many community youth music groups with her primary instrument of violin and secondary instrument of piano.







Questions about the traffic plan? Contact the Appleton Police Department at 832-5500.



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©2018 Memorial Day Parade Committee

Event photos courtesy Jeff Lindsay