Memorial Day Weekend at White Chapel
Memorial Day Weekend Events Have Been Cancelled, But Activities Honoring Our Heroes Continue
While White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery will be open for visitation over Memorial Day Weekend, we will not be able to host our annual Memorial Day Concert on the Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend, nor can we host the annual Memorial Day Service at the Polar Bear Monument. Neither public gathering is permitted under Governor Whitmer's Executive Order 2020-77. We know this is terribly disappointing to everyone who has enjoyed the Concert and the Memorial Day services over the years. God willing, we will again be able to host these popular and meaningful events next year. Thank you for your understanding and please stay safe.
As has been our tradition, over Memorial Day weekend White Chapel will honor the heroes who served
and sacrificed, by lining our causeways with American flags, placing wreaths at all of our military and
war memorials and by placing carnations at the gravesites of “Michigan’s Own Polar Bear Division,” the
brave young men who fought and died in the frigid tundra of Northern Russia at the end of WWI.
Memorial Day Weekend Information and Hours
White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery will be open on Memorial Day Weekend - Friday & Saturday from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., Sunday and Monday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Please note that the Temple of Memories remains closed to the public for visitation in accordance with Governor Whitmer's Executive Order. When visiting the cemetery grounds, please follow Governor's Whitmer's Executive Order and the CDC's guidelines for social distancing. Please stay at least 6 feet apart from others who do not reside in your household.
Flower Service on Memorial Day Weekend
White Chapel's Flower Shop, located by the Maintenance Area, will be offer curbside sales of standard fresh flower bouquets on Sunday and Monday of Memorial Day Weekend. Simply drive into the cemetery and proceed to the parking lot outside the Flower Shop. There is no need to step outside your vehicle. Once parked, a staff member can provide you with a premade fresh flower bouquet. Flower bouquets are $15.00 each and all sales are cash-only. No special orders can be conducted on Sunday or Monday. Supplies are limited.
Special Flower Placement Orders
You can also arrange to have White Chapel staff place fresh flowers on your loved one’s final resting place on cemetery grounds or in the mausoleum. Just call our cemetery office, before Friday of Memorial Day Weekend, at 248-362-7670 and use a credit card to pay for your flower placement order.