Mayor Brian P. Sullivan announces that groups marching in the Memorial Day Parade will begin assembling at 9:00 AM near the Mestek Company property on North Elm Street. The parade will begin promptly at 10:00 AM. The parade route will be as follows: beginning at Mestek, the marchers will march south down North Elm Street, continuing across the Great River Bridge onto Elm Street, continuing south to Broad Street, turning right at the intersection of Broad Street and West Silver Street to Parker Memorial Park for the Memorial Day ceremony. Following the Parker Park Ceremonies, American Legion Post 124 will march the route in reverse to the post home on Broad St, where additional ceremonies will be held.
The Memorial Day Parade Committee of the Westfield Veterans Council invites all previous participants, and other parties interested in participating in this year’s parade to contact the committee by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. The committee will no longer mail out paper invitations, and will use the e-mail registration as the primary means of registering for parade participation. As in the past, please remember that the parade is a means of recognizing the sacrifices of those who gave their lives in defense of our country, and as such, is intended as a solemn event to be so conducted by the parade participants. No floats or commercial vehicles will participate in the parade. Only authorized city vehicles and veteran transport vehicles may participate. No dancing, acrobatics, or other celebratory activities are allowed. No animals may accompany participants.