98th South Bend Westside Memorial Day Parade schedule


SOUTH BEND, Ind. - The 98th South Bend Westside Memorial Day Parade is returning to Ford Street this year at 8:15 a.m., on Monday, May 27.

Parade organizers say this year’s theme is “Lest we forget”.

Dr. Damian Dieter and a group of pilots will fly over the parade at around 8:30 am.

A Memorial Service will be held at St. Joseph Cemetery at 24980 SR 2 at 10:15 a.m.

Mass will be held first, followed by Military Honors and the reading of the names of the deceased veterans in St. Joseph County for the year.

Participants in the parade can park in the Storage King/Planet Fitness Lot, Navarre Middle School lot, and St Adalbert’s lot.

Organizers say no parking is permitted along the parade route or the staging area.

This includes Ford Street from Lombardy to Scenic and Summit Street from Ford Street to Mayfair, from 6 to 11 a.m.

You can watch the parade from Lombardy to Olive Street and be sure to bring a chair.

Programs with a list of participants, who made it happen, and the deceased veterans for the year will be passed out that,

Mayor James Mueller will temporarily rename the intersection of Ford Street and Lombardy to “Memorial Day Drive” at noon on Friday, May 24.

The community is invited to attend this event, which will have other city officials and leadership in attendance.

This parade is presented by a committee of volunteers with the South Bend Fire Department, South Bend Police Department, and South Bend Traffic and Lighting providing additional support.

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