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Mill Creek’s Memorial Day events will be different this year

With Memorial Day fast approaching in the backdrop of the prohibition on public gatherings through May 31st, the City of Mill Creek has chosen to use a pre-recorded commemorative ceremony rather than conduct an in-person public ceremony on Monday, May 25th.  The video will stream on the city's Facebook page at the same time as a reverse parade is held on Main Street to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Editor's note: On May 22nd the City of Mill Creek rescheduled the reverse parade to start at 10:30 am. The article has been updated to reflect this.

From a May 8, 2020, City of Mill Creek News Release.

The Mill Creek Memorial Day Parade is canceled.

A pre-recorded Commemorative Ceremony and Reverse Parade is planned with the pre-recorded ceremony to be broadcast on social media.

With Memorial Day fast approaching in the backdrop of the prohibition on public gatherings through May 31st, the City of Mill Creek has chosen to use a pre-recorded commemorative ceremony rather than conduct an in-person public ceremony.

The video will stream on the city's Facebook page an hour earlier than the reverse parade is held on Main Street to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

The pre-recorded commemorative ceremony will air on the City’s Facebook page at 9:00 am on Monday, May 25th.

The ceremony originates at the Mill Creek Veterans Monument. Due to the social distancing mandate from City Manager Michael Ciaravino, no in-person participation will be allowed this year. 

Concurrent to the online ceremony, a reverse parade will take place starting at Main Street and 153rd Street SE from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm and will feature a variety of military items. The public is invited to drive by and view the display while remaining in their vehicles.

Additional information may be provided as the date draws near.

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