Whatcom Memorial Day Parade
Celebrating Our Communities, Remembering Our Heroes.
It's true the Blossomtime parade was cancelled for 2018, however, The Whatcom County Marine Corps League Detachment 1335, has taken over the parade effort and is doing everything they can to ensure a Memorial Day parade this year.
The Daniel B. Bartle Marine Corps League Detachment 1335 is sponsoring the 2018 parade and will continue to sponsor future Memorial Day parades. The theme this year is Celebrating Our Communities, Remembering Our Heroes.
Many of you already know that this parade has been an event here in Bellingham beginning in 1920 and is an integral part of our communities. Memorial Day is the Federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971.
We have had very strong feedback indicating that our communities still really want to continue the Memorial Day parade, and we need your help.
If you can assist us with a donation and/or would like to have an entry in the parade please contact:
Marine Corps League Parade Chairman
Make checks payable to:
Capt. D. Bartle MCL Det. 1335
On the MEMO line write:
Memorial Day Parade
Marine Corps League Det. 1335
1688 W BAKERVIEW RD
BELLINGHAM WA 98226