COMMERCE CITY – COMMERCE CITY REMEMBERS VETERANSWITH HOMETOWN FEEL
Honor Colorado’s military veterans and remember their sacrifice during Commerce City’s 47th annual Memorial Day parade. Billed as the largest Memorial Day parade in the state, the 130 entries stretch approximately four miles. This year, a four-generation family of veterans spanning World War II to Operation Iraqi Freedom will lead the parade as grand marshals.
A brief ceremony at the city’s Veterans Memorial Park will include a presentation honoring one of the parade’s founders. From military units to bands, from floats to antique cars, Shiners and motorcycles, everyone can celebrate the holiday with a hometown feel.
WHAT: 47th annual Memorial Day ParadeThe following are available for interviews: - Commerce City Mayor Paul Natale - Grand Marshals (the Lewis family) - Military entrants/veterans - Varied parade entrants (contact Michelle Halstead for specific list) - 30+ year parade participants
WHEN: Parade begins at 10 a.m. Monday, May 30 - Staging activities begin at 8 a.m.; ceremony begins around 10 a.m. - Interviews can be made available for morning shows
WHERE: The more than 1.5-mile parade route begins at East 64th Avenue and Newport Street and ends at 6060 Parkway Drive. The judging and reviewing stands are located near the Veterans Memorial Park, located on the southeast corner of Parkway and Forest drives.
Media can park at the Commerce City Recreation Center, 6060 E. Parkway Drive. Please show credentials for access.
The city will have transportation available for media who want to travel the parade route for footage and interviews with people in the crowd, parade entrants and veterans.