Positive Results Downtown, PRIDE in Saginaw is honored to announce that Robin Heise has been selected to serve as Grand Marshal of the 2021 Memorial Day Parade. Robin Heise was born in Saginaw in 1951. He is a graduate of Douglas McArthur High School, and has an Associate’s Degree in Business Science form Delta College. After joining the Marine Corp, he served in Vietnam, as well as, MCRD, Camp Pendleton, Hunter’s Point, Alameda and on the Aircraft carrier – the USS Coral Sea. Since retiring from A T & T after 35 years, Robin became involved with “Toys for Tots” in 2010. He became the coordinator for Toys for Tots in 2014 and in 2018 received the distinct honor of being recognized in the top 16 coordinators in the country out of a group of over 750.
Robin has served on the Saginaw County Veterans Memorial Plaza Board, VFW, 40 & 8 Voitures, US Sea Going Marines Association, Abate Region 10, Telephone Pioneers, Patriot Guard, Harley Davidson HOG Member and the Marine Corp League. He has volunteered for the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts and was a ranger for the Paul Bunyan Scout Reservation. He received the honor of Volunteer of the Year from the Women of Color, and certificates of recognition from the State of Michigan and the City of Saginaw.
Robin has 1 son and three grandchildren.
The Annual Memorial Day Parade is sponsored by The Downtown Development Authority and hosted by Positive Results Downtown, PRIDE in Saginaw, Inc. and Saginaw County Veterans Memorial Plaza. The parade will take place at 11AM on Monday, May 31, 2021.
The 1.5 mile route will begin at Janes and S. Washington; continue down S. Washington with disbanding at the Saginaw Co. Veterans Memorial Plaza located in Hoyt Park.
We ask that people follow the health department guidelines and social distance or wear a mask if necessary.
Veteran Groups, Marching Bands, Schools and people from the community will take part in the parade honoring those who served and/or gave their lives for our freedom.
Following the parade, Saginaw County Veterans Memorial Plaza will host a ceremony to honor those who have died in military service of our country.