Memorial Day Parade

The Memorial Day Parade is a decades-long Town tradition, which is organized by the Town with guidance from a Memorial Day Committee appointed by the Town Manager. The Committee consists of local veterans, family members of veterans, and Town and School representatives. The Memorial Day Parade is run “by” the community, as the Town assumes direct responsibility for this traditional public observance.   

The event schedule is as follows: a shorter and somber Convocation at Victory Gate at Barrington High School (BHS), followed by a celebratory parade from the High School to Town Hall, and capped off by a formal ceremony and remarks to the day at Town Hall. 

The Committee envisions a program that represents the core of what veterans have fought for, and that Memorial Day reflect the “life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness” enshrined in the Declaration of Independence.  We also want to take the time to celebrate some of the many facets of our community that Barrington’s own service members sacrificed so much to protect or contributed to upon returning home.

Please check this page for updates and a "Save the Date" for the 2023 Memorial Day Parade.

Parade Participation

  • Division 1: “Veterans, Military and Families” - Survivors of deceased veterans, veterans, active duty service members,  “veterans-to-be” – students who will graduate BHS this year to attend commissioning programs, service schools or direct enlistment, and families of any of these cohorts
  • Division 2: “Civic Recognition" - First responders, elected officials, and Barrington town and school employees
  • Division 3: “Civic Engagement” - Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, and YMCA
  • Division 4: “Community Pride” - Local sports and arts organizations, Barrington committee volunteers, Barrington Education Foundation (BEF) and our 2022 BHS Seniors!