Veterans Events Committee

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Ruck 22 March

The Ruck 22 March is held by the Royal Oak Veterans Events Committee each year on the Saturday before Veterans Day to raise awareness of the issue of Veteran Suicide. 

The 2021 Ruck 22 March will take place on Nov. 6 beginning at 10:00 am at the VFW Acorn Post 1669, 214 E 4th St, Royal Oak.

Learn more and register.

Veterans Day Service

The Veterans Day Service is held annually on November 11 and 11:00 a.m. at or near the Royal Oak War Memorial located in Barbara A. Hallman Memorial Plaza in Centennial Commons (Troy and Second Streets).

More details coming soon.

Memorial Day Parade

Parade Overview

The Royal Oak Memorial Day Parade has been held on Memorial Day for several decades as a respectful tribute to our veterans - past and present.

Planning Planning for the parade is a year round task. The committee meets monthly and strives to improve the parade each year, while maintaining the high standards that are expected of such a premier event dedicated to honoring our veterans so that their sacrifices will never be forgotten.

One of the committee's primary goals is to reach out to veterans of all ages and to those who wish to show their respect to our veterans.

This is one of the most prestigious parades held in Michigan and the high standards of this parade have held true for decades. By reaching out to the younger generations and teaching them why we need to continue to honor our veterans with respect and dignity, the committee is dedicated to keeping this a solemn event for generations to come.

If you have questions regarding the parade, please contact David London at or call 248-506-0737.

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