Memorial celebration

Newark to celebrate Memorial Day May 19

TEXT SIZE

10:01 a.m., May 15, 2013--The city of Newark will celebrate Memorial Day on Sunday, May 19, with several events including a ceremony on The Green and the 78th annual Memorial Day Parade down Main Street.

Newark's celebration traditionally takes place the weekend before Memorial Day weekend to ensure that all the military units in the area are able to participate.

FYI Stories

HR liaison honored

Shirley Becker, business administrator with the University Student Centers, has been named the University of Delaware's Human Resources Liaison of the Quarter for the second quarter of 2015.

July UNIX Basics Series

Researchers are invited to register for a free series covering introductory topics in Unix beginning in July.

Activities begin at 1 p.m. on The Green with the Memorial Ceremony, including drills, the presentation of flags and patriotic music in honor of those who have lost their lives in service to our country. A wreath will then be laid at the memorial located on the Academy Building lawn. Immediately following the laying of the wreath, there will be a silent march on Delaware Avenue. 

The Memorial Day Parade will begin at Chapel Street with marching units representing all branches of the service, veterans’ organizations, schools and community organizations parading down Main Street. Additionally, there will be a flyover of a vintage military airplane during the event.

Free parking will be available in municipal parking lots and UD’s Pearson Hall parking lot until 4 p.m. The Trabant University Center parking garage will be charging a special event rate with a maximum of $5 for the entire day. All parking regulations are in effect, and lots not mentioned will have regular fees in effect.

The following roads will have detours and closures in effect from noon to 3:30 p.m.: 

• South College Avenue (Park Pl. to Main St.)

• Delaware Avenue (South Main to Academy Streets)

The following roads will have detours and closures in effect from 1:30 p.m. to approximately 3 p.m.: 

• Main Street (North College Avenue to Chapel Street)

• Academy Street (Delaware Avenue to Main Street)

• Chapel Street (Delaware Avenue to Main Street)

• Haines Street (Delaware Avenue to Main Street)

icon-fb icon-tw icon-yt icon-fs
ADVERTISEMENT

News Media Contact

University of Delaware
Communications and Public Affairs
302-831-NEWS
publicaffairs@udel.edu

UDaily is produced by
Communications and Public Affairs

The Academy Building
105 East Main Street
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716 | USA
Phone: (302) 831-2792
email: publicaffairs@udel.edu
www.udel.edu/cpa
University of Delaware • Newark, DE 19716
publicaffairs@udel.edu • (302) 831-2792 • ©2012
University of Delaware • Newark, DE 19716 • USA • Phone: (302) 831-2792 • © 2013
Comments|Contact Us|Legal Notices