The Coos Bay Annual Memorial Day Parade sponsored by the Coos County United Veterans Parade Committee will be held Saturday, May 28th at 11:00 a.m. The parade begins at 4th Street and Golden Avenue, and it ends at 2nd Street and Golden Avenue. The length of the parade is just under one mile. For more information on the parade route go to the City of Coos Bay’s website at www.coosbay.org
Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday, and it commemorates U.S. soldiers who died while serving in the military. All citizens who would like to honor these Americans who have served are encouraged to join Coos Bay Mayor Shoji to walk in the Memorial Day Parade. “Rain or shine, it’s fun and meaningful to be in of the parade,” said Mayor Shoji. “Bring the family and wear your red, white, and blue.” If you wish, you may carry fresh greenery and/or flowers from your yard.
If you would like to join Mayor Shoji in the Memorial Day Parade, please contact Jackie Mickelson in the City of Coos Bay’s City Manager’s Office at 541-269-8912. For information about having your own entry in the parade, contact Chairperson Bill Kehler at 541-888-6556.