ST. CLAIR SHORES -

The City of St. Clair Shores has announced that it will outdo itself this year by holding the largest Memorial Day Parade in the 61 year history of the city's event.

The Parade takes place on Sunday, May 26, and will begin at the corner of 9 Mile Rd. and Jefferson Ave. in St. Clair Shores at 1:00 PM. This year's headliners are Canadian citizens Mark and Cora Lijek, who became the basis for this year's Academy Award winning movie, Argo, after they survived the 1979 Iranian hostage situation. The two will join 200 other Parade participants, including award-winning marching bands, representatives from Michigan Government, television celebrities from the Metro-Detroit area, civic and military groups, cars and other vehicles, and many others.

Behind the St. Clair Shores City Hall at 11 Mile and Jefferson Ave., there will be the "Eagles Nest", a Food Truck Rally with activities for children as well. In addition,  a celebration will take place following the parade at VFW Bruce Post 1146 at 28404 Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores, where people can meet the Lijeks personally and enjoy live music.

All events are open to the public. With the exception of purchases at the Food Truck Rally, everything is free of charge.

For more information, contact Cheryl Furdos at 584-944-2629