Memorial Day brings a chance to enjoy a long weekend with the unofficial start of summer in West Michigan, but it's important to remember why we have Memorial Day.

This weekend, West Michigan will remember those who died while serving our country.

View our list of Memorial Day parades and ceremonies in West Michigan.

All events listed are on Monday, May 29, unless otherwise noted.

Caledonia: Ceremony at Holy Corners Cemetery at 11:15am. Parade at noon on Main Street to Lakeside Cemetery.

Douglas: Parade at 10am.

Grand Haven: Parade at 9:30am. Starts at Washington/6th, heads west, ends at Harbor Ave.

Grand Rapids: Parade is Tuesday, May 30 at 7pm.

Grandville: Ceremony at 9am at Wedgwood Park. Parade at 9:15am from Wilson Ave. to Prairie St. to the Grandville Cemetery.

Holland: Parade at 9:30am.

Hudsonville: Ceremony at 10am at Veteran's Park.

Jamestown: Parade at 10am.

Jenison: Parade at 9am on Baldwin St. from 20th Ave. to Cottonwood Dr.

Rockford: Parade at 9am.

Saugatuck: Parade at 9am.

Walker: Parade at noon.

Wyoming: Hour-long ceremony begins at 7pm at Veterans Memorial Garden.

Zeeland: Parade at 9am on Main St.