How we began:
Michigan's Fallen Foot Float was the brainchild of Larry Saville. He envisioned a foot float where one person carries a sign for each military personnel lost in MI or from a MI unit, in the Ferndale, MI Memorial Day parade.
Come and experience the real meaning of Memorial Day!
Where we walk:
We walk in the Annual Ferndale Memorial Day Parade which follows a route through Ferndale. We meet at the corner of W. Maplehurst and Livernois. The parade progresses east on W. Maplehurst to Woodward, south on Woodward to Nine Mile and west on Nine Mile to Allen, West on Allen to W. Troy St. and then west to a Memorial Day Ceremony at the Memorial Monument on Livernois.
How to Volunteer:
You can volunteer to carry signs, join our committee or donate money. Please click our Contact Us page.
Where our money comes from:
All money is donated either at the parade, by local businesses or during special events. All donations are tax deductible and go solely to parade expenses.
What we carry:
Each participant carries a 11x17 in. laminated poster of a fallen soldier or a banner.
Where our money goes:
All money is used to fund posters, floats and parade registration fees. Everyone who works with the Michigan Fallen Foot Float is a volunteer and gives their time and energy free of charge.
The Michigan Fallen Foot float is made up of people who are remembering our fallen heroes by providing an active and honorable tribute to those who have died in the Iraq/Afghanistan conflicts from MI or assigned to a Michigan Military Unit through participation in the Ferndale Michigan Memorial Day Parade. We strive to honor veterans, and all who have served our country through action whenever possible.