Every story is different. From WWII and Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan, every veteran’s experience is unique, yet equally important.
As they recount their memories, they remember friends who didn’t return home. Friends who weren’t able to hug their families or hold their kids one more time. It’s those friends, fighters that we remember on Memorial Day.
Honor these brave military men, women and K-9’s at any number of Memorial Day community events around Oakland County, in addition to your neighborhood barbecue.
Decoration Day, as it was called from the Civil War until 1967, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America.
The City of Ferndale, host to the oldest, continuously held Memorial Day Parade in Michigan, held their first Memorial Day parade in 1919. This year, they will honor all who have sacrificed during their 97th annual parade on Monday, May 25th at 10 a.m. in Downtown Ferndale.
Please join us honoring in those who served at one of the many events that Oakland County communities have planned for Memorial Day.
View our list of this year’s Memorial Day events by community.
Communities in Oakland County remember the dedication and sacrifices the men and women of our Nation’s Armed Forces have made. Every Memorial Day, we honor their service in defense of our freedom and their sacrifice for Liberty throughout the world.