Memorial Day Parade


May 25, 2020

The Spring Lake Memorial Day parade is a time-honored tradition that gives the community an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the current, past, and fallen service men and women from the area.

Every year, a Parade Marshall is selected from the community. Someone who has served the Country is given the honor to represent the Armed Forces as our Parade Marshall. The selection of the Parade Marshall is done by nomination. Any community member may submit a nomination to the parade chair.

 (Click here for information on flag etiquette.)

Click here for Parade Registration Application

Police and fire departments as well as organizations and businesses in the area also participate in the parade. Families are encouraged to dress in red, white and blue to show their patriotism.

The public and all US Service men and women are invited to join the festivities.

Parade Route

Parade staging will begin at Harvest Bible Chapel in the west parking lot. Then head East on Exchange, and turn South onto Lake Avenue.  From Lake Avenue, it will turn East onto River Street, then head North onto DeWitt Lane, and end at the Spring Lake Presbyterian Church.


A is for Army, they know their stuff;
M is for Marines, they really are tough;
E is for Eagles, the force of the air;
R is for righteousness and all that’s fair;
I is for invisible, that’s our Navy at sea;
C is for Coast Guard, efficient as can be;
A is for America, whose flag is unfurled,
that describes America folks,
the best in the world.

[Written by Ann Caswell, Rye, N.H., 60 years ago during WW II]

If you would like to volunteer for this event please contact:

Mary Chittenden, Parade Chair, by calling 616-566-4187 or at

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