Memorial Day is a day to remember and appreciate all of the Americans who have died or who have fought for our freedom in war.  What a better way to celebrate all they have done for America then to watch one of the many parades across the Lehigh Valley as people from all sorts of organizations collect to march in remembrance, complete with music, food, and other entertainment.  Listed in alphabetical order, any of these Memorial Day parades are sure to be a wonderful way to spend this unique holiday.

Bangor – May 30th
The Bangor Memorial Day Parade will start at 10:30 am. and depart from St. John’s cemetery at 6th. and Broadway streets and proceed to Founder’s Park, Broadway street for services.  Michael Galler, Dean of students at Bethlehem Area Vocational Technical School and Gulf War Veteran and 1st. Lt. Zachary Strawn, Gulf War veteran will be speakers.  Rain location will be the Bangor VFW, 202 Veterans Road.

Bethlehem – May 30th
The Bethlehem Memorial Day Parade will begin at 9 a.m. Monday in front of Liberty High School, 1115 Linden St. The parade route ends at approximately 10 a.m. at the American Legion flagpole in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Easton – May 30th
This year marks the 53rd annual Veterans Memorial Day Parade in Easton and starts at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Jackson and Seventh streets.  The program will wrap up at Centre Square, Third and Northampton streets, Easton.  In the event of rain, the program will start 11 a.m. at the Governor Wolf Building, 45 N. Second St., Easton.

Emmaus – May 30th
The Emmaus Memorial Day Parade will start at 9 am. and depart from the Emmaus High School parking lot.  The parade will proceed to the Triangle where services will be held, with Navy veteran Dr. Roger Whitcomb will speak.  The rain location will be the Emmaus High School auditorium and will begin at 9:30 am.

Macungie – May 30th
The Macungie Memorial Day Parade begins at Shoemaker Elementary School at 10 am.  This year’s parade route follows East Main Street (Rt. 100) from Fairview Street North to Macungie Memorial Park.

Nazareth – May 30th
The Nazareth Memorial Day Parade begins at 10 a.m. Monday in Center Square, travels on South Main Street, onto Prospect Street, then to South Broad Street.  The route turns north on South Broad Street and back to Center Square, then onto South Main again to Mauch Chunk Street and ends at Memorial Square next to Borough Hall where Judge Edward Smith will be the keynote speaker for formal services.

How will you be spending this Memorial Day weekend in the Lehigh Valley?