Theme for Memorial Day parade: Honor a Veteran

The annual Bedford Memorial Day Weekend Hometown Parade will be held Sunday, May 29.

Come join the festivities by marching in the parade, sponsoring a specialty unit, volunteering, or join us to just watch the parade. This is Bedford’s only Hometown Parade and it is a highly attended annual event.

The 2016 theme is "Honor a Veteran." Various community organizations create floats around the theme.

The parade will step off at 1 p.m. on Nashua Road (across from the Little League Complex), march down to County Road and up to Liberty Hill Road and end at McKelvie Intermediate School, where visitors may take in the sights and sounds of the afternoon.

Various vendors will be set-up on the school grounds ready to serve refreshments, including the Bedford Men’s Club and more.

Each year, the residents of Bedford are joined by visitors who line up to catch a glimpse of the parade and the various groups and organizations to show their community spirit.

Although there are many parade favorites having participated in the event for years, the parade committee is always looking for new entries and community groups interested in becoming part of this neighborhood tradition.

If you have a group or organization that would like to appear in the parade, contact the Recreation Department at 472-5242 or visit and download a parade entry form.

If you have questions about the Memorial Day Parade, contact Jane O’Brien at 472-5242 or Gary Backus, VFW at 488-1602.