Edsel Ford, Dearborn and Fordson High Schools plan Memorial Day ceremonies – Press and Guide

All three of Dearborn’s traditional public high schools schedule special events prior to Memorial Day to commemorate their schools’ fallen soldiers.

All three events take place on the morning of the week before Memorial Day and all will remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Visitors are welcome to the celebrations.

Dearborn High School will hold its ceremony on May 24 starting at 9 a.m. in the school auditorium.

The event will honor the graduates of Dearborn High School and others who lost their lives serving our country. The ceremony will specifically highlight the life of James Huard, for whom a memorial is named on the school grounds.

Fordson High School will also be hosting an event on May 25 at 9 a.m. in the school auditorium.

Current Fordson students will highlight fallen soldiers from World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. The event will be moderated by Lisa Lark, a former Dearborn teacher and author of All They Left Behind: Legacies of Men and Women of the Wall. Shaun Wilson will be the keynote speaker. An eight-year veteran of the US Marines, he is a seasoned strategic communications, marketing and corporate governance professional with more than 20 years of experience.

American Legion Post 364 will provide an honor guard.

Edsel Ford High School will hold its ceremony on Thursday, May 26 beginning at 7:50 am in the school auditorium. Mayor Abdullah Hammoud, Superintendent Glenn Maleyko, school board members and others will attend the event, the longest active Memorial Day celebration in the district. Lisa Lark will again lead the school’s rose ceremony to honor the 23 Edsel Ford graduates who lost their lives during the Vietnam War.

A color guard from James Huard 267 Post will present and withdraw colors during the ceremony.

Dearborn schools will also be well represented at the City of Dearborn Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 30th. Several schools have bands performing at the parade and some school-related groups will also participate. The Memorial Day Parade begins at 10:00 am, but is preceded by a ceremonial funeral procession at 9:40 am. The parade begins at Michigan Avenue and Maple and heads to the Henry Ford Centennial Library.

Learn more on the City of Dearborn website, https://cityofdearborn.org/.

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