Memorial Day Parades in the Rochester, NY area | Kids Out and About Rochester

Memorial Day Parades in the Rochester, NY area

2019 List of Memorial Day Parades in the Greater Rochester Area

Anyone can have a parade. Only Americans can have a parade to celebrate the greatest political achievements in history: establishing and repeatedly defending a country founded on the principle of individual liberty. Memorial Day, which was originally called Decoration Day because it was a day on which the graves of fallen soldiers were decorated, was established in the years after the Civil War to honor those who died in that war. Today, it is a day of remembrance of all who have died in this country's service.

Click here for a brief history of Memorial Day in the U.S., courtesy of the Waterloo, NY web site. Below the following list of dates and times for this year, we have compiled some other good links for those of you ambitious enough to explore further the meaning of Memorial Day. Their Festival in 2019 is May 24-27, 2019, with a parade on May 30.

Click here for a list of this year's Memorial Day Ceremonies as compiled by the National Cemetery Administration

If you can verify this information or know of other Memorial Day Celebrations in the Rochester area, please email us and we will add them to this list.

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