Starts @ 10:30 am
Ends @ 06:00 pm
Once the parade has ended, approximately 10:30 AM, N. Wyman St between Mulberry St and Jefferson St will remain closed and the Memorial Day Program will begin. The Memorial Day program will include comments from Rockford native CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT ALVIN “Al” L. BLAKE (USAF Ret.), the Winnebago County Board Chairman Frank Haney, City of Rockford Mayor Thomas McNamara, and a Memorial Dove release. The Dove release ceremony is very moving and like our military no one is left behind. Once all the doves are released they circle above until the last one has joined the group then they fly home.