What You Need to Know About Memorial Day in Saline

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 05/26/2019 - 22:49

Saline residents will join fellow Americans in paying tribute to Americans who died in service to their country. 

"It's always a wonderful Memorial Day in Saline," said Tim Driscoll, who's helping to organize activities for the Saline American Legion.

Here's a quick guide to Memorial Day activities in Saline.

7 a.m. - 10 a.m.  | Boy Scout Breakfast - Boy Scout Troop 400 serves pancakes, sausages and more at the Saline Area Fire Department, located at the corner of Harris Street and Michigan Avenue.

10 a.m. | Memorial Day Parade  - The annual Memorial Day Parade begins. The parade route hasn't changed. It begins on Michigan Avenue at Harris Street and continues along Michigan Avenue to Oakwood Cemetery. The Grand Marshal is Saline graduate Kate Melcher, of the Fisher House Michigan. The Saline marching bands and New Horizons band will perform patriotic songs during the parade. The Civil Air Patrol is expected to fly over. 

Ceremony Following The Parade - There will be a ceremony, with speeches, songs, prayer and salutes at Oakwood Cemetery as soon as people have gathered after the parade. City of Saline Mayor Brian Marl will be one of the speakers. Saline graduate Kate Melcher, of the Fisher House Michigan, will speak. Musician Zach Radcliff will perform.

Luncheon at the Legion - Immediately following the ceremony at the cemetery, the American Legion Post 322, located across the street at Mills Street and Michigan, hosts a luncheon open to the public. The lunch includes hot dogs, potato salad and other picnic fare. The lunch is sponsored by Robison-Bahnmiller Funeral Home.

Weather: Last year it was a scorcher. This year, we're looking at partly cloudy skies and temperatures between 63-68 during the parade and ceremony. There's a 15 percent chance of rain around 11 a.m. and noon.

Detours: Saline Police will close Michigan Avenue between Maple Road and Mills Street around 9 a.m. The roads should reopen between 11 and 11:30 a.m. In additional access to some local roads will be blocked.

Below is the detour route:

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