Memorial Day Parade Route – The parade starts at 3rd and Main and heads north to Mishawaka Ave, turns west along Mishawaka Ave passing the review stand at Mishawaka Ave. The parade route ends at Mishawaka Ave and forest where a commemorative ceremony will be held. The route is designed to pass through key landmarks, allowing maximum participation and viewing for all community members.  Because of the parade there will be road closures along the route.
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Mayor Dave Wood and City Clerk Deborah S. (Ladyga) Block to Host the National Workers Memorial Day Service of 2024

Mishawaka Mayor Dave Wood and City Clerk Deborah S. (Ladyga) Block, in partnership with The United Way of St. Joseph County and the AFL-CIO, invite you to join us for a special observance of National Workers Memorial Day.

📅 Date: Sunday, April 28, 2024 🕒 Time: 11:00 am 📍 Location: The Ball Band Memorial/Worker’s Memorial at the corner of Main Street and Mishawaka Avenue. In case of rain, we will meet at the Mishawaka City Hall in the Council Chambers.

Background: Workers Memorial Day is a solemn occasion to honor and remember those who have suffered work-related injuries or fatalities. It also serves as a call to action to advocate for safer workplaces and better protections for workers.

In collaboration with organized labor and the AFL-CIO Northern Indiana Area Labor Federation, Mishawaka will host a meaningful service to commemorate Workers Memorial Day. This event is an opportunity for our community to come together to pay tribute to those who have lost their lives or been injured while on the job.

Key stakeholders, including Mayor Dave Wood, President Gregg Hixenbaugh of the Mishawaka Common Council and City Clerk Deborah S. (Ladyga) Block, will be in attendance to offer remarks and show their support for workers’ rights and workplace safety.

Media representatives are invited to cover this important event and help raise awareness about the importance of ensuring safe and healthy working conditions for all.

For more information, please contact Executive Director, Development & Government Affairs, Matthew Lentsch at 574-535-8679 or City Clerk Deborah S. (Ladyga) Block.

Let us come together as a community to honor the memory of those we have lost and reaffirm our commitment to creating safer workplaces for all workers. We look forward to your participation.