Memorial Day Parade
Day Monday, May 27, 2019
WE ARE NO LONGER
ACCEPTING PARADE ENTRIES.
FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2019.
MEDAL OF HONOR
Leona "Zimmie" Weidman
our Grand Marshal - Lee "Zimmie" Weidman
Lee was in high
school when World War II began. With
strong sense of patriotism and a desire for adventure, she joined the
Corps in 1944. After
at Lejeune, she was posted at Cherry Point Marine Air Base in North
Lee, known back
then as “Zimmie” worked in Fuel Supply, Navy Supply and then Special
Services. She left
the Marine Corps Women’s Reserve as
a Sergeant. She
made lifelong friends and
memories from her time in the Marine Corps including meeting her future
jitterbugging at a military dance.
With the help of
the GI Bill, Lee graduated from St. John’s College in Cleveland, Ohio. Lee married her
Marine dance partner Joe
Weidman in 1952, she has two children and 4 grandchildren. She had a long and notable
career teaching In
Michigan. A world
traveler, she has
visited more than 70 countries. After retirement she continued staying
writing historical stories, and volunteering as an ESL tutor and a
lives in Lawrenceville,
Georgia with her daughter and family and still walks a mile a day.
She will be 95
years old on August 8th and she will be 75 years
a Women Marine.
Once a Marine,
always a Marine.
The Dacula Memorial Day
Parade will once again step off for the 26th time
on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2019 at 10:00 AM. The
parade takes place rain or shine. There
is no rain date.
The parade begins at Hebron Baptist Church and
proceeds down Dacula Road,
turns right on Second Ave, crosses Broad Street and ends at Dacula High
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 Metro Atlanta,
largest in the the state of
Georgia and one of the largest in our nation with 150 units
participating in the parade each year!
begin to line the street hours before
parade begins. Each year there are 10,000 or
more spectators lining
parade route when the parade steps off at 10:00 AM.
Dacula Memorial Day parade is one of the most high profile events in
the metro Atlanta area on Memorial Day. It is important that
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
see that today's youth understand the significance of Memorial Day.
For this reason, every parade unit is to focus on honoring
our Fallen Heroes and display patriotism.
parade features Veterans, Veterans organizations, active and reserve
service men and women,
active and restored military vehicles, marching
bands, Scouts, churches, community groups, custom
designed floats, local
businesses, horses, antique cars, trucks and tractors and much more!
Notice To 2019
FULLY AND CAREFULLY
Design Guidelines - The Memorial Day parade is held to
honor the men and women who
bravely sacrificed and served our country. Please keep this
in mind as your organization designs and builds its entry. All entries MUST adhere to the
spirit of this Memorial Day parade by having a patriotic theme which
honors our fallen heroes including the use of American flags.
The theme of
this year's parade is: MEDAL OF HONOR.
of candy, favors or other items from parade entries.
These items MUST be
distributed to parade spectators by walkers alongside their parade
entries and tossed in the direction of peoples feet. This is
for the safety of everyone but especially for the safety of our
children to keep them from running into the parade stream of vehicles
to get that coveted piece of candy or favor.
Distribution of advertising, promotional or political
campaign literature, flyers, coupons, brochures, pamphlets, etc.is
permitted from parade entries or walkers alongside parade entries.
Political Campaigning is allowed. As we honor the sacrifice and service of our Fallen Heroes, entries
are not allowed to distribute political and/or campaign
literature along the parade route. All political candidates and
/ or elected officials MUST
ride in a vehicle.
IS NOT A POLITICAL PARADE!
with animals of any kind are responsible for their
animals’ health and well-being. We strongly suggest that
animal owners have water available, protection from the sun and
protection from the heat of the pavement. Please be
responsible and clean up any “deposits” made by the animals in the
staging area and along the parade route.
understand the complete list of
Parade Rules and Regulations.
While we are hoping for wonderful weather, the parade will
take place rain or shine. In the event of severe weather in
the area, delay of the start of the parade may occur. If the
severe weather continues, the parade director and/or local authoriites
may make the call to cancel the parade at that time. Safety
of all parade participants and volunteers is a priority!
Sorry, no refunds if the parade is cancelled as there is no rain date.
Dacula Memorial Day parade is a solemn event intended to honor our
men and women who make the sacrifice and the many who gave the ultimate
sacrifice so we can enjoy our freedoms.
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in Dacula on Memorial Day
Due to the annual Memorial Day parade,
through Dacula will be disrupted with road closures on
Memorial Day, May 27,
2019 between the hours of 7:30 AM and Noon.
Safety of these event participants and spectators is most
Expected road closures are:
• The parade
route (Dacula Road, Second
Avenue, and Hebron
Church Road) will
be closed for the
Memorial Day parade beginning at 9:30
• All roads will
reopen at the end of the
parade (about Noon)
the parade route are urged to plan ahead and be
prepared for these road closures and traffic delays.
We ask for your patience during this event as we honor our Fallen
on Memorial Day.