May 18: Memorial Day parade
Newark announces 79th Memorial Day Parade, ceremonies
1:39 p.m., May 6, 2014--Newark's annual Memorial Day Parade will be held on Sunday afternoon, May 18, with units marching along Main Street.
Newark's celebration takes place the weekend before Memorial Day weekend in order to ensure that all the great military units in the area are able to join the parade.
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The day begins at 1 p.m. on the University of Delaware Green with a memorial ceremony that includes drills, the presentation of flags, and patriotic music to honor those that have lost their lives in service to the country.
Immediately following the ceremony on The Green, there will be a silent march on Delaware Avenue.
The 79th 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. A helicopter flyover will signal the start of the parade.
There will be free parking 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 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 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 (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)