General Petraeus to lead Memorial Day Parade

Then Gen. David Petraeus testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 29, 2010, before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing to be confirmed as President Obama's choice to take control of forces in Afghanistan. Petraeus became CIA director in June 2011. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

May 2, 2012 9:34:30 AM PDT
Four star general and CIA Director David Petraeus will serve as grand marshal for Chicago's 2012 Memorial Day Parade on Saturday, May 26.

General Petraeus (U.S. Army, Retired served as the commander of the U.S. forces in Afghanistan from July 2010 to July 2011 during his 37-year military career.

Chicago's Memorial Day event begins at 11 a.m. with a wreath laying ceremony at the Eternal Flame on Daley Plaza, located at Dearborn and Washington streets. The parade steps off at noon at State and Lake streets and heads south on Lake to Van Buren. Get parade details at

ABC7 will broadcast coverage of the parade on Sunday, May 27 from 4p.m. to 5p.m.