Detroit Evening Report: Dearborn Memorial Day parade honors Arab American veterans

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The City of Dearborn will hold its 97th annual Memorial Day Parade Monday, with this year’s theme being Arab American veterans.

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In partnership with the Dearborn Allied War Veterans Council, the oldest memorial day parade in the state will now begin at Michigan Avenue and Nowlin St. due to construction. The parade will travel eastward towards the Dearborn Historical Museum McFadden house, where the Remembrance Ceremony will take place.

Dearborn native and United States Air Force Captain Maysaa M. Ouza will serve as the Grand Marshal. Ouza is a 2013 graduate of the University of Michigan-Dearborn and was admitted to practice before the Michigan Supreme Court in 2017.

The start time for the parade is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. with a military funeral procession followed by the other parade participants.

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  • Tia Graham
    Tia Graham is a reporter and Weekend Edition Host for 101.9 WDET. She graduated from Michigan State University where she had the unique privilege of covering former President Barack Obama and his trip to Lansing in 2014.