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Posted on: April 20, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Nominate Grand Marshals for Memorial Day and Fourth of July Parades

The Paramount's Jim Corti (l) and Tim Rater (r) were Grand Marshals of the 2016 Fourth of July Pa

AURORA- The City of Aurora is seeking nominations for residents to serve as grand marshals for the 2017 Memorial Day and Fourth of July parades.

The nominees must be Aurorans who have made significant contributions to the quality of life in the City, whether it be in the areas of civic or social services, humanitarianism, or through personal achievements such as athletics or the arts. Nominees must be current or long-time past residents of Aurora or have brought some distinction to Aurora. All nominees for the Memorial Day Parade must also be veterans, active military personnel or supporters of veterans' causes.

Nominees must be willing and available to serve as grand marshal, including receiving honors at City Council, attending a special reception and leading the parade. People previously nominated but not selected may be nominated again.

Nomination forms are available at or by calling 630-256-3370. Deadline for Memorial Day nominations is April 21 and the deadline for Fourth of July nominations is May 18.

The Memorial Day Parade will step off at noon on Monday, May 29, 2017. The Fourth of July Parade steps off at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in downtown Aurora.

For more information about Memorial Day and Fourth of July festivities, contact Aurora's Special Events office at 630-256-3370.

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