ON MONDAY, MAY 28, 2018

STARTING AT: 10:00 am


Class: Color Guard


SK Troy G Gower is the Color Corps Commander for this event

Memorial Day Flyer


WhatSt Charles Memorial Day Parade


When28 May – lineup at 0845, parade begins @ 1000


I’ve attached both the Lineup for the Parade as well as the map where you’ll be located in the assembly area – additional instructions:


·        Weather is looking very nice


·        Please start rallying to the assembly area (6th & Main) no-later-than 8:45 a.m. (same area as last year)


·        Cars will generally not be allowed into that area so Scout leaders, please have a drop off and pick up plan


·        Please do not throw candy along the route


·        Bring water to drink for yourself and the person to your left and right


·        Parade will kick off at 1000 sharp


·        It will end at the Freedom Shrine located behind the police station on the river – please plan on attending the ceremony immediately following the parade

Schedule of Events

Flag Raising - 6:00 a.m.

The ceremony begins at Baker Community Center, 101 S. 2nd St., with Boy Scouts posting colors, Honor Guard and an honorary gun salute.

Cemetery Ceremonies - 6:30 a.m.

Boy Scout Troops will place flags on the grave sites of our veterans at each of the cemeteries in St. Charles. Ceremonies begin at the South Cemetery (east side of 7th Ave., north of Madison), continue on to the North Cemetery (west side of IL 25/5th Ave, north of Johnor Ave.), then conclude at the Union Cemetery (east side of IL 25/5th Ave., north of Stonehedge Road).

Parade -  Line up 8:45a; Parade Begins at 10:00 a.m.

The parade steps off at 6th and Main streets, and continues to Riverside Ave.

Memorial Service - 10:45 a.m.

A special memorial service will immediately follow the parade at the Freedom Shrine along the river, west of the St. Charles Police Department, 211 N. Riverside Ave. In the case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held inside the St. Charles Fire Station 1, at 112 N. Riverside Ave.

The Memorial Service is led by Event Coordinator Lt. Colonel Mark Powell, (Ret). and will include Mayor Ray Rogina reading the Annual Proclamation,  a Keynote Address from Colonel Jake Wyatt (Ret), and “Taps” played by resident Kevin Gaffney and his daughter Kacie, a Senior at St Charles East High School.

Veteran Open House - New This Year (there will be no picnic this year)

The St Charles VFW, American Legion and AMVETS are hosting an open house at our new facility for all Veterans and their families – our new location is located in the strip mall on Rte 31 directly across from Salernos on the River.  Address is 311 North 2nd Street, Unit 109, St Charles, Il 60174