Dearborn Memorial Day Parade to resume after 2-year hiatus

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Ahmed Abubaker, 26, and his three daughters, l-r Sarah, 6,, Anwaar1, , and Hanan, 2, of Dearborn watchfor the Memorial Day remembrances and parade to begin on Michigan Ave. in Dearborn, Monday,  May 31, 2010.
Ahmed Abubaker, 26, and his three daughters, l-r Sarah, 6,, Anwaar1, , and Hanan, 2, of Dearborn watchfor the Memorial Day remembrances and parade to begin on Michigan Ave. in Dearborn, Monday, May 31, 2010.

The Memorial Day parade is returning to the streets of Dearborn this May after a two-year hiatus.

The city announced on Monday the parade will occur on Memorial Day for its 96th year, resuming its title as one of the oldest and largest parades in the United States.

Mayor Abdullah Hammoud said: “It hasn’t been easy to postpone a tradition as significant to our city as the Memorial Day Parade. That makes this comeback all the more special."

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This announcement comes a week after Hammoud met with members of the Dearborn Allied War Veterans Council to discuss the formation of a Veterans Resource Center and his soon-to-be-announced agenda on veterans affairs.

The parade's organizing committee consists of representatives from the Dearborn Allied War Veterans, the Office of the Mayor, the Dearborn Police Department and others.

Fatooma Saad, Dearborn’s veterans liaison, is a military veteran and member of the organizing committee.

“Memorial Day is an opportunity for all of us in Dearborn and in the metro area to honor the sacrifices made by so many," Saad said. "We do this by recognizing that the best way to honor their lives is to rededicate ourselves, year after year, to public service.”

Dearborn's 91st annual Memorial Day parade on Michigan Ave. in Dearborn on Monday, May 25, 2015.
Dearborn's 91st annual Memorial Day parade on Michigan Ave. in Dearborn on Monday, May 25, 2015.

This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Dearborn Memorial Day Parade to return after 2-year hiatus

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