2023 Memorial Day Events in Downtown Rockford

 WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Ill. -- This year, the Memorial Day Parade in Rockford on Monday, May 29, 2023 will honor CPL Nathan E. Carlson of Machesney Park Illinois who was killed during a military training exercise on June 8th 2022. There were 682 veterans who passed away in Winnebago County in 2022. Please join us in honoring and remembering these Veterans on this special and commemorative day.

Memorial Day events will include: 

• 9 a.m. Parade - a Rockford tradition since 1870 held to remember our fallen with participation from area Veterans organizations, school bands, Police and Fire Departments and organizations that continually support area Veterans.

• 10 a.m. Memorial Day Ceremony - following the parade on the Wyman St. side of Veterans Memorial Hall and Museum, we will conclude the ceremony with a moment of silence followed by a Memorial Rose ceremony and the playing of Taps.

• 10:30 a.m. Navy Club Ship # 1's Sinking of the Ship ceremony - following the Memorial Day Ceremony, this annual tradition will be held on the Rock River bank behind the Luther Center at State and Wyman