Chicago Memorial Day Parade This Weekend

on May 21, 2013

Chicago Memorial Day

Memorial Day is right around the corner and that means plenty of parades around the continental United States.

The Windy City honors veterans and active duty military men and women with its Memorial Day Parade taking place this Saturday. Things kick off with a wreath laying ceremony at 11 a.m. at the Eternal Flame on Daley Plaza (Dearborn and Washington Streets) with the parade actually starting at 12 p.m. The parade route proceeds south on State Street from Lake Street all the way to Van Buren.

This year’s Parade will be led by Grand Marshal Leon Panetta, the former Secretary of Defense and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

The Chicago parade is considered to be one of the biggest in America and has taken place in Illinois since 1870.

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