Plymouths Memorial Day celebration goes mobile due to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns
PLYMOUTH, Mich. The normally packed Memorial Day celebration in Plymouth couldnt go on as planned due to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, but instead of canceling, organizers decided to take the event on the road. UPDATE -- May 25, 2020: Michigan coronavirus cases up to 54,881; Death toll now at 5,240The staging area for Plymouths Memorial Day celebration is far less congested this year. We need to stay safe, Plymouth VFW Auxiliary Sherrie Adis said. Im glad we could do this much, Plymouth VFW Auxiliary Cathy Brya-Rotta said. This is not a day to say thank you -- this is a day to honor those who have given us the freedom, paid the ultimate price, Plymouth VFW Auxiliary Melissa Selders said.
Farmington Hills to host virtual Memorial Day parade amid pandemic
Published: May 21, 2020, 11:54 amFARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. The city of Farmington Hills announced a virtual Memorial Day parade in lieu of a traditional parade due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. RELATED: Coronavirus in Michigan: Heres where we stand as of Thursday morningThe virtual parade will consist of photos from previous parades and messages of gratitude for veterans and frontline workers amid the pandemic. Individuals can watch the parade video online here during the upcoming holiday weekend. The city encourages residents to send messages to veterans on the website here. MORE: Coronavirus News
Plymouth adjusts Memorial Day celebrations to honor veterans amid pandemic
PLYMOUTH, Mich. Memorial Day celebrations will carry on in Plymouth with some changes due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Event organizers announced Tuesday that the annual Memorial Day Parade and following ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park will not take place. Instead there will be a short, private wreath-laying ceremony at the park where veterans can watch from outside their vehicles on Monday. A procession of veterans will then drive through the city starting at 10 a.m. Residents are encouraged to watch the procession from outside their homes in support of the veterans.