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Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade

Parade registration is closed.

Anyone participating in the parade who has not registered will line-up at the end of the parade at the armory on Grand Avenue at 9am.


The New Castle Henry County Chamber of Commerce is proud to host the Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade - Presented by Citizens State Bank

Also sponsored by: AB Sealcoating & Asphalt, Broad Street Blends, Committee to Elect Nan Polk, The Courier Times, ESS Indiana, First Care Clinics, FPBH, Inc.,, Hudson Rentals, Jakes Heating, Aire and Plumbing, Landon Dean for Sheriff, New Lisbon Broadband and Communications, The Rink, New Castle Skate Center and Vital Computing LLC.

We are blessed to have the opportunity to all come together and remember the fallen and honor those who are still with us today.

The New Castle Henry County Chamber of Commerce looks forward to presenting this Memorial Day tradition to our Henry County area communities.

The 2022 theme is "Remembering 200 Years of Henry County Service Men and Women"

NEW in 2022 - Visit the food trucks beginning at 8am in the Justice Center parking lot (south of courthouse).

Restrooms will be available at the Justice Center parking lot, community building at the corner of Broad and Main Streets and the library parking lot.

VETERANS please check-in at the hospitality table upon arrival between 8:30am and 8:55am. Veteran parking available along Race Street on the south side of the courthouse.

The Chamber has a token of appreciation we would like to gift to you (first 100).


Submit your ceremony and parade photos from past year and they will be displayed at the corner of Broad and Main Streets. Send jpg files to (By submitting photos you grant the Chamber permission for use in displays and promotions both current and future. The person submitting photo/s pledges that they have rights to submit photo/s.)

Veteran Parking Instructions Map

2021 Memorial Day Ceremony Photos

Memorial Day Parade 2021

Thank you to Cathy Crabtree for providing the photography

Memorial Day Ceremony

New this year! 8am - Food Trucks in the Justice Center parking lot!


The Memorial Day Ceremony begins at 9am in the New Castle Courthouse lawn.

The ceremony honors the men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the United States military.

Memorial Day is to memorialize the veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. We remember those who lost their lives and could not come home, reflecting on their service and why we have the luxury and freedom that we enjoy today.


Speakers and presentations to be announced soon!

Memorial Day Facts, Meaning and Traditions

Remember: Raise the flag with honor and respect! Guidelines for flying the American Flag.

National Poppy Day is May 27, 2022 - The red poppy is a nationally recognized symbol of sacrifice worn by Americans since WWI to honor those who served and did for our country in all wars. Read the story of the red poppy.



Route and details map

Memorial Day Parade & Sponsor Information

Registration closes May 23rd.

Parade registrants: Instructions for line up will go out by email on May 26th.  If you do not receive an email please contact us at

The Memorial Day parade begins at 10am in downtown New Castle, Indiana

The parade is a long-time community anticipated event!

We welcome your parade entry and there is never a registration fee. We do ask that you consider a $25 gift to the Chamber Scholarship Fund which is available on the online registration form.

There is a $100 cash prize for the best decorated  "Remembering 200 Years" of Henry County service men and women" theme. We are encouraging you to think of the last 200 years.  Be creative with your floats. Certificates are also given for most patriotic, vintage auto, most unique and crowd pleaser.

Sponsor Information!

Memorial Day Parade Sponsor $250-  receives signage to place on float or carry in parade, website and social media recognition. Will be included in sponsor listing on window cling at the corner of Main St. and Broad St. in downtown New Castle. Will have business name on Chamber Float at front of the parade. Sponsorship must be in by May 6 to meet deadline to be included in window cling promotion.

The parade route will follow Broad to Main Street then down Bundy to Parkview.

All participants must be registered to be in the parade. If you do not register and show up you will be placed at the end of the line up.

-Those with children participating in the parade must assume responsibility for the safety of those children.
-The Chamber is not responsible for accidents or injuries caused by participation in the parade. Participants assume all risks and responsibilities.
-The Chamber is not responsible for accidents or injuries caused by participation in the parade. Participants assume all risks and responsibilities.

Road Closures will be in place no later than 9am.

Parade Route:

Start at 15th Street north to Broad St./Hwy. 38

West on Broad St/Hwy. 38 to Main St.

South on Main St. to Bundy Ave.

Slight right onto Bundy Ave.

Bundy Ave. South to Parkview

Please note: Parade route will change and go down Main Street beginning in 2023 per the recommendation of the City of New Castle.



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