What you should know about Memorial Day in Farmington

Farmington celebrates Memorial Day on Monday, May 27, with a parade and ceremony honoring local military heroes.

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The Memorial Day ceremony in Memorial Park ends with a salute by Groves-Walker American Legion Post members.

Here’s what you should know about the holiday weekend:

Trash and recycling pick-up

Trash, recycling, and yard waste collection will be delayed one day during the week, with no pick-up on Monday. Friday’s collection will be made on Saturday.

Holiday closures

The Farmington Community Library Main Library in Farmington Hills and Farmington branch will be closed Saturday, May 25 through Monday, May 27. Farmington and Farmington Hills city halls, and the 47th District Court will be closed on Monday, as will U.S. Post Offices in downtown Farmington and on 12 Mile Road in Farmington Hills. Both locations have Automated Postal Centers, where customers can buy postage and mail packages up to 70 pounds.

Memorial Day Parade

Monday’s parade, co-sponsored by the Groves-Walker American Legion Post and Xemplar Club, starts at 10 a.m. near the intersection of Grand River Avenue and Orchard Lake Road. The parade moves one mile west on Grand River. Streets will close about 15 minutes prior to the parade.

Following the parade, a ceremony will take place at the Farmington War Memorial Monument in Memorial Park, at Grand River and Oakland Streets. The American Legion Groves-Walker Post will host a community luncheon sponsored by Weingartz at 31775 Grand River. Learn more at memorialdayparade.us.