March in Mill Valley's Memorial Day Parade. If you are an active member of our association, you may join us and march with your neighbors. Review the rules of the parade here.
We are looking for children to join us in walking or riding in wagons in the parade. Our hope is to give each child a balloon to hold and to showcase the beautiful greenery of our neighborhood. We'll be decorating the balloon strings with local flora and fauna. Join us for the pre-parade crafting session. It will be a fun activity to do with your child. Contact: Kate Shaw if you would like to join us. Marchers will meet at Old Mill Park at 9:00 AM.
Here is a note from the parade's organizers:
This year’s theme “MILL VALLEY SALUTES MEMORIAL DAY”
In military traditions of various times and places, there have been numerous methods of performing salutes, using hand gestures, cannon or rifle shots, hoisting of flags, removal of headgear, or other means of showing respect or deference.
Saluting is also used by the Police and Fire Departments. We will be honoring those who gave their lives and those who continue to protect our country, our town and our way of life. Small town pride, Mom, Apple Pie , Freedom, Opportunity and Democracy.
The I Love a Parade Committee’s intention for each years theme is to inspire and support the Mill Valley community to be the best town in America. Our intention this year is very simple. Teach our children to remember and honor the sacrifices made by our friends, sons, daughters, fathers and mothers what they gave, so we could be free! Let’s all play with our friends, neighbors and fellow merchants. Break out the Red White and Blue, build wondrous floats, great window displays and show our kids and country how creativity and working together help to create amazing results.