Pa­rade set for Sun­day

An­nual Me­mo­rial Day event in its 81st year

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On Sun­day, Ne­wark­ers will once again pause to re­mem­ber the count­less Amer­i­cans who died serv­ing their coun­try.

The city’s an­nual, two-part Me­mo­rial Day com­mem­o­ra­tion be­gins at 1 p.m. with a somber cer­e­mony in front of the Univer­sity of Delaware’s Me­mo­rial Hall, which was built in honor of Delaware­ans who died in World War I. The cer­e­mony will in­clude drills, the pre­sen­ta­tion of flags and pa­tri­otic mu­sic.

Fol­low­ing that, the Me­mo­rial Day pa­rade will be­gin at 2 p.m. with march­ing units rep­re­sent­ing all branches of the mil­i­tary, vet­er­ans’ or­ga­ni­za­tions, schools and com­mu­nity or­ga­ni­za­tions parad­ing down Main Street.

The pa­rade, now in its 81st year, will start at South Col­lege Av­enue and end at Chapel Street, with par­tic­i­pants trav­el­ing op­po­site the usual flow of traf­fic.

Both events are free and open to the pub­lic. Park­ing in city lots is free un­til 4 p.m., and park­ing is also avail­able at UD’s Pear­son Hall at the cor­ner of Academy and Haines streets.

The fol­low­ing roads will have de­tours and clo­sures in ef­fect be­gin­ning at noon and con­tin­u­ing un­til 3:30 p.m.:

• South Col­lege Av­enue (Park Place to Main Street)

• Delaware Av­enue (South Main Street to Academy Street)

The fol­low­ing roads will have de­tours and clo­sures in ef­fect be­gin­ning at 1:30 p.m. and con­tin­u­ing un­til ap­prox­i­mately 3 p.m.:

• Main Street (South Col­lege Av­enue to Chapel Street)

• Academy Street (Delaware Av­enue to Main Street)

• Chapel Street (Delaware Av­enue to Main Street)


An ROTC cadet lays a wreath at the steps of Me­mo­rial Hall dur­ing last year’s Me­mo­rial Day cer­e­mony.

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