Memorial weekend is the time to reflect on the sacrifices of those who died in active military service. Honor our military by attending one of this weekend's parades.
On Sunday, May 28, get down to Cross Mills to pick out a spot along the Old Post Road parade route well before the 1 pm start time. The parade starts at Compass Hardware (Ridgewood Rd.) and goes nearly to Charlestown Wine and Spirits (King Tom Dr.). The good spots, with some shade, get crowded. Bring some seats and something to drink. The weather will be great, with partly cloudy skies and a high temp around 70 degrees. And don't miss the ceremonies in Ninigret Park, at the Naval Airfield Memorial, right after the parade ends.
On Monday morning, be sure to check out the parade in Carolina Village on Rt 112. Many people don't think about this smaller cousin to the Cross Mills parade but the village is gorgeous and the parade retains the short, sweet, and local flavor that makes it fun. This parade starts at 9 am at the Richmond-Carolina fire station north of the village and moves south to the Grand Pre Park (south of Rt. 91). We suggest looking for a parking place at the Carolina Baptist Church, 504 Carolina Back Road.