Centerville again welcomes all area veterans to participate in this weekend’s annual parade to honor military service. Organizers also encourage area residents to line the street in appreciation for their sacrifices.

The parade, featuring veterans of any generation, will head west along Main Street at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 18, in downtown Centerville. The parade coincides with Armed Forces Day, which is the third Saturday each May.

Admission is free for the parade and events afterward at Maplewood Park, about a block north of Main Street. They include a ceremonial flag retirement, grand marshal recognition, patriotic music by Cindy Slick and free Ullery’s ice cream while supplies last.

This year’s grand marshals are Helen Griffin, Erica Slaughter and William White.

Those wanting to participate in the parade should report to Eliason Road and Crown Creek Boulevard by 5 p.m. Units will line up on Crown Creek and head south on Fourth Street to Main Street.

For more information, call 765-277-0199 or email

A rain date is planned for Sunday, May 19.

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A version of this article appeared in the May 15 2024 print edition of the Western Wayne News.