Mark your calendars for this year’s Memorial Day events. Memorial Day is a great day for rest, barbecuing, and hanging with family, but what makes this day so special is the opportunity to stop and thank our veterans for all the sacrifices that they have made for our country.

Towns all over the country take time to celebrate those that we have lost, and those that have put themselves in harm’s way to protect us. While each person’s service might look different – some as a nurse, some on the battlefield, some building parts, some cooking for the soldiers - no matter what a veteran’s role was, we are unbelievably grateful for their willingness to serve protect our country.

Memorial Day in Northville, Michigan

Northville’s Memorial Day Parade

  • Northville – 10:00 am
  • Location: Downtown Northville

The Northville Memorial Day parade draws thousands of people each year in honor of our veterans. Please call the VFW at 248-348-1490 for more information.

Memorial Day in Novi, Michigan

Novi Memorial Day Run

Novi will be hosting their 5th annual Novi Memorial Day Run located at Fuerst Park at Taft Road, south of 10 Mile Road. You can choose to do a 10K, 5K Run/Walk, or a one-mile family run. The run is a special family event for children, adults, and veterans. There will be finisher medals for all 5K and 10K runners. Bring a donation of canned food and you will receive a $5.00 discount on registration for the race.

  • 8:00 am will be the 10K Run
  • 8:15 am will be the start of the 5K Run/Walk
  • 9:00 am - 1 Mile Family Fun/Walk

The St. James Food Pantry will be beneficiary of the food donations. They are requesting the following canned items:

  • Canned meat
  • Tuna and chicken
  • Canned fruit
  • Ravioli
  • Spaghetti
  • Beef stew
  • Manwich®
  • Cereal

To register online, please see the online registration form. To receive the $5.00 off while checking out online, use the promo code, NMDR 2016. If you register before 5/25/16, you will be guaranteed a t-shirt.

Parking will be at the Novi High School which is adjacent to Taft Road. There should be plenty of convenient spaces to park. A DJ and refreshments will be awaiting runners at the end of the line. There will also be B-Tag Timing. For more information, please see, Novi Memorial Day Run.

Memorial Day Parade in Novi, Michigan

Make sure to stick around because immediately following the race will be the Novi Memorial Day Parade. The parade route will be along Ten Mile beginning at Karim Blvd. There will be a Memorial Day service at the Novi Civic Center after the parade concludes. Check here for the Memorial Day Flyer.  For more information, please see the City of Novi’s website.

Memorial Day Parade in South Lyon, Michigan

South Lyon will be hosting their annual Memorial Day Parade located in Downtown South Lyon. The parade will start at 9:00 am at Bartlett Elementary, make its way east on 10 Mile Road, proceed through downtown to Reynold Sweet Parkway, and end with a ceremony in the South Lyon Cemetery.

Enjoy and Remember

No matter where you choose to spend your Memorial Day, we know that anyone of these events and ceremonies will touch your heart and remind you, as it does for us all, about the sacrifices made to give us the freedoms we have today. To read more about specific stories of those veterans that live in this community, please check out the City of Novi’s newsletter.