Welcome to the Reedsport Memorial Parade
We are preparing to commemorate Memorial Day Weekend by paying tribute to our local heroes who have fallen while serving our country. The weekend will be filled with events that are respectful and solemn, providing opportunities for the community to come together to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
The Reedsport Memorial Day Parade will begin at 1:30 PM on Sunday, May 28th, 2023, starting uptown at RCCS, going down 101 and ending at Hahn Memorial Park and will feature a wide range of participants, including military units, veterans' organizations, local businesses, and community groups. All are welcome to participate or observe.
After the parade, the War Memorial Ceremony will be held at Hahn Park at 3pm to honor our local heroes who have fallen while serving our country. The ceremony will start with a historic Bi-Plane flyover. The ceremony will be a solemn reminder of the sacrifices made by those who served and died for our freedom. We ask all those in attendance to honor those who have fallen with solemn silence during the ceremony.
In addition to the parade and the War Memorial Ceremony, the Second Annual Memorial Show & Shine will be in full swing at Hahn Park from 1-4pm, where all cars are welcome to participate in the car show. Participants may participate in both the Show & Shine and parade or just the car show. This event provides a chance for the community to come together to enjoy some outdoor fun and to show support for our local heroes. We will have booths from multiple military and veteran organizations to spread awareness of their missions and give our community a chance to get to know these local organizations.
Later that afternoon, Threadbare Quilters will present Quilts of Honor at the Meet, Greet, & Honor at 4pm at Pacific Auditorium. This event provides an opportunity to meet local veterans and to hear their stories and watch some patriotic youth performances. We invite any local youth wishing to perform at the Meet, Greet, & Honor to contact us.
The Veteran's Dinner will follow from 5-6pm at the First Presbyterian Church next door to Pacific Auditorium, offering a chance for the community to come together and thank our local veterans for their service. The dinner is free to all Veterans through donations are accepted to cover costs.
On Sunday evening, a Patriotic Concert will take place, featuring live music from the SIuslaw High Schools Band, entertainment for the whole family. The concert will be a chance for the community to come together and pay tribute to our local heroes.
The Memorial Day Weekend Events will continue on Monday, May 29th, 2023, with a Memorial Day Service at the Reedsport Masonic Cemetery hosted by the American Legion. This service will provide another opportunity to remember the sacrifice our local heroes laid to rest there made for our country. An F15 flyover is expected during the ceremony.