Memorial Day in Cape Elizabeth will be observed with a parade, followed by a ceremony. This is an opportunity for the community to come together in remembrance of those who have died serving our nation.
The parade begins at 9:00 a.m. Parade participants are asked to gather at the Middle School parking lot at 8:30 a.m. The parade route begins there, turns right on Scott Dyer Road, turns right onto Rt. 77, and ends at the Village Green adjacent to Town Hall. A brief ceremony and laying of the wreath will be held at the Village Green after the parade. The parade will include members of the Cape Elizabeth police, fire and rescue departments, the Water Extrication Team, Lions Club, Rotary Club, Middle School Marching Band, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.
Veterans and active-duty personnel are invited to march. We encourage anyone who has a family member on active duty in the armed services to notify Jim Huebener prior to the parade at 207.767.1754 or firstname.lastname@example.org so they can be recognized. Groups interested in marching should also contact Jim Huebener.
The 2023 Memorial Day Parade Grand Marshal is Fred Prince, a Navy veteran.
The event will be canceled only in the event of heavy rain. The cancellation will be announced on the Cape Elizabeth town website by 7:00 AM on the day of the parade. No alternate location has been set.