Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 30, 2022 - 9:30 a.m to 11:00 a.m.
The parade, a decades-long tradition in Barrington, hasn’t been held the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, the parade is being organized by the Town with guidance from a Memorial Day Committee appointed by the Town Manager. The Committee consists of local veterans, family members of veterans, and Town and School representatives. This year will be similar to past Memorial Days: a solemn ceremony recalling the departed at Victory Gate at Barrington High School, followed by a celebratory parade from the High School to Town Hall, and capped off by a formal ceremony and remarks to the day at Town Hall.
The Committee envisions a program that represents the core of what veterans have fought for, and that Memorial Day reflect the “life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness” enshrined in the Declaration of Independence. We also want to take the time to celebrate some of the many facets of our community that Barrington’s own service members sacrificed so much to protect or contributed to upon returning home.
This year the event will come out of hibernation and evolve again, moving more fully from an event run partly “for” the community to one that is entirely run “by” the community, as the Town assumes direct responsibility for this traditional public observance.
2022 PARTICIPATION INVITATION:
SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES: (Times are subject to change)
9:30 a.m. – Ceremony at Victory Gate, Barrington High School
9:30 to 10:00 a.m. – Begin lining up for the parade at the High School (to the west of the building)
10:00 a.m. – Parade Begins
11:00 a.m. – Ceremony at Barrington Town Hall
Similar to past parades, this year the parade participants will be organized as follows:
Division 1: “Military Honor” – veterans, active duty military personnel, their family members and survivors, and “veterans-to-be” – students who will graduate BHS this year to attend commissioning programs, service schools or direct enlistment
Division 2: “Recognition” (details to come)
Division 3: “Civic Pride” (details to come)
Division 4: “Community” (details to come)
REGISTRATION PROCESS INFORMATION AND APPLICATION FORM:
Download the Application (The submission deadline is Friday, May 6th).