Entries Now Being Accepted for 20th Annual Dacula Memorial Day Parade
Celebrating its 20th year in 2013, the Dacula Memorial Day parade is now accepting applications.
The theme for this year’s parade is “20 Years of Honor and Remembrance”.
The parade steps off on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2013 at 10 a.m. and takes place rain or shine. The parade begins at Hebron Baptist Church and proceeds down Dacula Road, turns right on Second Avenue, crosses Broad Street and ends at Dacula High School.
Founded by Marvin Atherton, the Dacula Memorial Day parade has been a proud tradition in Dacula since 1994. The parade has grown over the years and remains the only Memorial Day parade in the metro Atlanta area, largest in the state of Georgia and one of the largest in our nation with more than 150 units participating in the parade each year. More than 10,000 spectators line city streets to watch the parade.
The Dacula Memorial Day parade is one of the most high profile events in the metro Atlanta area on Memorial Day. It is important that we take this opportunity to honor the sacrifice made by thousands of Americans who died guarding our precious liberties and way of life. As founder of the Dacula Memorial Day parade, it is my goal to see that today’s youth understand the significance of Memorial Day. For this reason, every parade unit is to focus on honoring our Veterans and display patriotism.
We are seeking Veterans, Veterans organizations, active and reserve service men and women, both current and restored military vehicles, marching bands, Scouts, churches, schools, community groups, custom designed floats and local businesses to participate in this year’s 20th Annual Dacula Memorial Day parade.
Due to the enormous popularity of the Dacula Memorial Day parade, participation in the parade is limited. Applications will be reviewed on a “first come, first served” basis this year so get your application in early! The deadline for parade entries is Friday, May 17, 2013. No Exceptions!
Parade entry forms are available at www.daculamemorialday.com
If you have any questions, contact Marvin Atherton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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