City Seeks Entries for Memorial Day Parade

MOUNT VERNON, April 19, 2022 – It will soon be time once again to honor those who gave their lives to preserve the freedoms we enjoy today. The City of Mount Vernon’s Patriotic Memorial Committee is inviting organizations to participate in the City’s 2022 Memorial Day Parade. The theme for this year is “Honor and Reflect.”

This year’s event will be on Monday, May 30. The parade will start at 10:30 a.m., traveling west on East High Street (at George Street) to Gay Street, and then exit south on Gay to Vine Street, east on Vine to Park Street, north on Park to East High Street, and then east on High to the staging area. The staging area at East High and George streets will open at 8 a.m. and arrival should be no later than 9:00 a.m., entering by way of Edgewood Road.

Organizations wishing to participate in this year’s Memorial Day Parade may visit the City of Mount Vernon’s website at, go to the Documents Library, then scroll down to Memorial Day Parade Entry Form under Applications to fill out a form.

Completed forms can be emailed to, mailed with the correct postage to the Patriotic Memorial Committee, Mayor’s Office, 40 Public Square, Mount Vernon, OH 43050, or dropped off at the Mayor’s Office in City Hall, 40 Public Square. Also, cash donations will be accepted and are greatly appreciated. Checks should be made payable to Patriotic Memorial Committee.

All parade entry forms must be received by May 9, 2022. Any entries received later than May 9 will be assigned a position at the end of the parade.
The Memorial Day Parade is focused on those lives that were lost protecting our freedom, and all entries must reflect that theme. No politically slanted themes will be accepted. No candy can be thrown from vehicles and must be distributed by walkers. No clowns will be allowed to participate. Animal entries must stay off private lawns and cleanup must be provided for the animals.

The City of Mount Vernon reserves the right to cancel, reschedule or postpone events as necessary to conform to standard guidelines from the State of Ohio.