Seeking Entries for 21st Annual Dacula Memorial Day Parade

Celebrating its 21st year in 2014, the Dacula Memorial Day parade is now accepting parade entry applications.  Parade entry forms are available at www.daculamemorialday.com

The theme for this year’s parade is COURAGE – SACRIFICE - FREEDOM. 

The 21st Annual Dacula Memorial Day parade theme pays honor to those men, women and animals that paid the ultimate SACRIFICE with their service and COURAGE to protect our FREEDOM. 

The parade steps off promptly at 10:00 am Monday, May 26, 2014 from Hebron Baptist Church and proceeds down Dacula Road toward historic downtown Dacula.

We are seeking Veterans, Veterans organizations, active and reserve service men and women, both current and restored military vehicles, marching bands, Scouts, churches, schools, community groups, custom designed floats and local businesses to participate in this year’s 21st Annual Dacula Memorial Day parade.

Sgt. Reckless, a Korean War hero horse, will be featured in the 2014 Memorial Day parade in Dacula.  The Central Georgia Mounted Color Guard will provide the stand-in horse to honor Sgt. Reckless in the parade.

Due to the enormous popularity of the Dacula Memorial Day parade, participation in the parade is limited.  Applications will be reviewed on a “first come, first served” basis again this year so get your application in early!  The deadline for parade entries is Friday, May 16, 2014.  No Exceptions!

The Dacula Memorial Day parade is one of the most high profile events in the metro Atlanta area on Memorial Day.  It is important that we take this opportunity to honor the sacrifice made by thousands of Americans who died guarding our precious liberties and way of life.  As founder of the Dacula Memorial Day parade, it is my goal to see that today’s youth understand the significance of Memorial Day.  For this reason, every parade unit is to focus on honoring our Veterans and display patriotism.

Founded by Marvin Atherton, the Dacula Memorial Day parade has been a proud tradition in Dacula since 1994.  The parade has grown over the years and remains the only Memorial Day parade in the metro Atlanta area, largest in the state of Georgia and one of the largest in our nation with more than 150 units participating in the parade each year. More than 10,000 spectators line city streets to watch the parade. 

Visit www.daculamemorialday.com for details about Memorial Day in Dacula.

If you have any questions, contact Marvin Atherton at mda411@bellsouth.net

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