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Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade

The New Castle Henry County Chamber of Commerce is proud to host the 2021 Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade sponsored by Citizens State Bank.

Thank you to our communities great support this year! We are blessed to have the opportunity to all come together and remember the fallen and honor those who are still with us today.

Memorial Day 2021 Ceremony Photos

Memorial Day 2021 Parade

Thank you to Cathy Crabtree for providing the photography this year!

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Citizens Bank Sponsor Parade

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

The 2021 theme is "Honoring Our Heroes"

Memorial Day Ceremony

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.

Program:

Speakers and presentations to be announced soon!

Please note:
-The ceremony and parade will be canceled if our county goes orange after May 13, 2021. 

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 28, 2021 - 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.

Memorial Day Parade

*Parade registration closed May 26th*

Parade registrants: Instructions for line up went out by email on May 27th. If you did not receive an email please contact us at info@nchcchamber.com.

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 for the "Honoring Our Heroes" theme. Certificates are given for most patriotic, vintage auto, most unique and crowd pleaser.

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.

Please note:
-The ceremony and parade will be canceled if our county goes orange after May 13, 2021.
-You may have members walk and toss candy along the side walk. This is a safety issue to protect our children. For the safety of our spectators and participants, candy is not to be thrown from vehicles or floats during the parade.
-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.
-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.

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

Click for map.

Click for entries/order of parade

Parade Route Map

The chamber events committee and board of directors will continually monitor the COVID environment.

They may cancel the events at any time if deemed necessary for the safety of the public, volunteers and participants.

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