Veterans Events Committee
Memorial Day Parade
The date is approaching quickly for the 2022 Royal Oak Memorial Day Parade -- one of the most prestigious parades held in Michigan.
It is our sincere hope that groups in our community will continue to honor our veterans with respect and dignity at this important event and fill out the 2022 parade application.
The link to the application is https://seam.ly/IXMcC109
UPDATE: Due to construction on Main Street, the parade steps off at 9:00 am sharp on Monday, May 30, at Washington and Lincoln and proceeds north to S Sherman Drive. A ceremony immediately follows the end of the parade at the Veterans War Memorial at Centennial Commons near the library south entrance.
The Royal Oak Memorial Day Parade has been held on Memorial Day for several decades as a respectful tribute to our veterans - past and present.
Planning for the parade is a year round task. The committee meets monthly and strives to improve the parade each year, while maintaining the high standards that are expected of such a premier event dedicated to honoring our veterans so that their sacrifices will never be forgotten.
One of the committee's primary goals is to reach out to veterans of all ages and to those who wish to show their respect to our veterans.
This is one of the most prestigious parades held in Michigan and the high standards of this parade have held true for decades. By reaching out to the younger generations and teaching them why we need to continue to honor our veterans with respect and dignity, the committee is dedicated to keeping this a solemn event for generations to come.
If you have questions regarding the parade, please contact Judy Davids at 248-246-3201.
2021 Veterans Day Service
Thank you to all who joined us in honoring those who served our country in uniform.
A special thanks goes out to the Royal Oak High School band, the St. Paul Lutheran School Choir and guest speaker First Sergeant David Wandoff, 342nd MP Company.
See photos of the event.
2021 Ruck 22 March
To date the annual Ruck 22 March has raised nearly $12,000 for Vets suffering with mental health issues. In addition, thousands of pounds of food, clothing and household items were donated to the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 154 to help those in need.
In 2021, more than $3,600 in donations were collected for the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center to provide mental health resources to Veterans. See photos of the 2021 Ruck March.