Rockville is seeking speakers and participants for the city’s 75th annual Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, May 27, in Town Center.

Rockville and Montgomery County residents who have retired from or currently serve in the United States military are eligible to take part in the ceremony as a featured speaker.

Volunteer speakers must be comfortable speaking in public and must prepare a five- to seven-minute speech about their experiences in the armed forces, including what it means to serve and to honor those who have served.

Contact Amanda Knox at or 240-314-8604 to participate or learn more.

Rockville’s Memorial Day Parade will march through Rockville Town Center with a variety of marching bands, drill and pompom units, floats and other displays at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 27. More than 20,000 spectators are expected to attend.

Organizations or individuals interested in participating in the parade should apply by Friday, April 5. Rockville’s parade is a juried event, with more than $3,000 in cash prizes expected to be distributed over five parade categories.

Learn more about the parade and download parade rules and regulations and the parade application at