Sunday: A Water Ceremony at 2 p.m. at Elm Parkwill honor the people who have no traditional grave. Registration will be at 1:15 p.m. at Elm and Highland streets.
Monday: A remembrance ceremony will be at 9 a.m. at Hope Cemetery. Participants will meet at 8:45 a.m. inside the main gate for a procession to the GAR veterans’ section. A wreath-laying ceremony will be at 11 a.m. at the Massachusetts Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Green Hill Park.
Today: The decoration of graves will begin at 6 p.m. on Meeting House Hill and proceed to New Cemetery.
Sunday: Veterans services will be held at 10 a.m. at Community Church, 84 Main St.
Monday: Parade participants will assemble at 8:45 a.m. on Meeting House Hill Common and march to the Old and New cemeteries for services, then to Fairbanks Hall for a program. A chicken barbecue will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at the American Legion, 132Williams Road. The cost is $9. For reservations or takeout orders, call (978) 827-9926.
Monday: Flag-raising and wreath-laying ceremonies will be held at 8:45 a.m. at VVA Park on Starrett Avenue; 9 a.m. at Phillips Park; 9:15 a.m. and VFW Park. Units and parade participants will assemble around the flagpole at 9:45 a.m. at Silver Lake Cemetery, with ceremonies beginning at 10 a.m. The parade will proceed down Silver Lake Street to Crescent Street. There will be a brief stop at the bridge over the Millers River to throw the Anchor Wreath into the river to honor veterans lost at sea, followed by a gun salute. The parade will continue down Main Street to Athol Veterans Park at Main and Exchange streets for the conclusion of the program. If it rains, ceremonies will be held at 11 a.m. in Memorial Hall.
Sunday: An ecumenical memorial service for veterans will be held at 9 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church.
Monday: The Chester P. Tuttle American Legion Post 279 will host the annual Memorial Day Parade, featuring the Melha Temple Shriners of Springfield. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. at Rockland Road, proceed on Auburn Street and up Central Street to Hillside Cemetery, where a ceremony will be held immediately after the parade.
Monday: The parade will assemble at Christ Episcopal Church at 9 a.m. and march to South Barre Common. Services will be at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Cemetery and at 10:30 a.m. at Glen Valley Cemetery. The final parade and ceremony will assemble at 11:45 a.m. at Union and Broad streets, proceed to North Park and finish at Town Hall.
Monday: The New England Swing and Soul Orchestra will perform and the annual road race will begin at 9 a.m. on the Common. The parade will form at 10 a.m. at Pine Grove Cemetery. Ceremonies will be held there and then at Old Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. and on the Common at noon. Other activities include a duck race at 11:30 a.m., performance by Rob Adams at 12:15 p.m. and a magic show at 1:30 p.m.
Sunday: A church service will be held at 10:15 a.m. at the Charlton Methodist Church on Stafford Street. Afterward, veterans will place wreaths and conduct rifle honor salutes at each cemetery and the Vietnam Memorial Bridge on Stafford Street.
Monday: The parade will begin at 2 p.m. at Overlook Masonic Home Road, and finish at the Charlton Library. A ceremony at the library will include guest speakers and a performance by the Shepherd Hill band. Lunch will be available at the Charlton Grange building after the parade.
Monday: The Memorial Day program will begin at 9 a.m. in Central Park with a parade to follow. The parade will proceed on Main Street, stop at the World War I monument and then continue to Woodlawn and St. John’s cemeteries with ceremonies at each.
Sunday: The parade will leave Joseph J. Michna Square at Route 16, Main and West streets, at 1:30 p.m. It will continue to Michael Carter Square, where participants will arrive at 2:15 p.m. They will march to the Civil War Monument at Main and North streets, then to theWorld War II monument and the Korean and Vietnam memorials on Depot Street for a ceremony.
Monday: A ceremony will be held at 9:30 a.m. at the Podunk Cemetery. Parade formation will begin at 10:30 a.m. and the parade will begin at 11 a.m. at the Memorial Town Complex on Connie Mack Drive. The parade will proceed east on Route 9 to Evergreen Cemetery, where a service will be held. The parade will then regroup and follow Main Street to Pleasant Street, with closing ceremonies at the Veterans Memorial at Depot Square.
Sunday: A White Cross ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. in Monument Park.
Monday: Wreaths will be placed at cemeteries and monuments citywide beginning at 7:20 a.m. A parade will begin at 10 a.m. at North Street and proceed up Main Street to the Upper Common gazebo, where a program will be held.
Monday: Parade participants will assemble at 8:30 a.m. at the Polish American Veterans Square. Ceremonies will begin at 9 a.m. The parade will proceed to City Hall, the Spanish American War Memorial at Lafayette Square for ceremonies, and then to Monument Park. If it rains, all ceremonies will be held in the Gardner High School auditorium, starting at 9 a.m.
Monday: Observances will begin at 7:45 a.m. at Old Farnumsville Cemetery, Route 122, South Grafton. At 8 a.m., a ceremony will be held at Fairview Cemetery, Route 122, South Grafton, followed by ceremonies at Riverside Cemetery on Millbury Street at 8:20 a.m., and St. Philips Cemetery, also on Millbury Street, at 8:30 a.m. Ceremonies will then be held at the Old Indian Cemetery on Oak Street at 8:50 a.m., the Grafton State Hospital at 9:15 a.m., and conclude at the Pine Grove Cemetery, Route 30, North Grafton, at 9:30 a.m. A series of parades will begin at 9:45 a.m., starting first in North Grafton at St. Mary’s Church School and proceeding to Quinsigamond Corner. At 10:30 a.m., the South Grafton parade will begin at the library and proceed to Soldiers Memorial. At 11:15 a.m., a parade will begin at Norcross Park, proceed to Grafton Common and then to Grafton High School via Oak Street. At noon a flag-raising ceremony will be held at Grafton High School.
Monday: The parade will begin at 11 a.m. near the Senior Center, 1130 Main St., and end at the Veterans monument on Route 31.
Monday: A parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Memorial School. Those wishing to walk in the parade must arrive at the school by 10 a.m.
Today: A White Cross ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. at Leominster Veterans Memorial Center, 100 West St.
Saturday: Flagging of veterans’ graves will begin at 7:30 a.m. Meet at Evergreen, St. Leo’s and St. Cecilia’s cemeteries.
Monday: Veterans will assemble at Veterans Center at 7:15 a.m. for a program beginning at 8 a.m. at Monument Square; 8:30 a.m. at St. Leo’s Cemetery; 9 a.m. at St. Cecilia’s Cemetery; 9:30 to 10 a.m. respite at Franco American War Veterans Hall; 10:30 a.m. at GAR Lot at Evergreen Cemetery; 11 a.m. at Veterans Plot; 11:20 a.m. at Pine Grove Cemetery; and 11:30 a.m. at Memorial Circle at Carter Park. A reception will be held afterward at the Leominster Veterans Memorial Center, 100 West St.
Today: Veterans will meet at 8 a.m. in the Millbury High School media room for a continental breakfast before meeting at 10:45 a.m. for a program at Assumption School.
Sunday: Veterans and families are invited to attend a Veterans Memorial Service at 10 a.m. at the Federated Church, 20 Main St. Veterans are asked to assemble in front of the church at 9:30 a.m.
Monday: Short ceremonies will be at 8:35 a.m. in Dwinell Cemetery off McCracken Road and at 9 a.m. in the Providence Street Cemetery. The main parade participants are asked to assemble at the Charles F. Minney VFW Post parking lot, 16 South Main St., no later than 9 a.m. The parade will finish at Memorial Common. All are invited back to the Charles F. Minney VFW for lunch.
Monday: The Memorial Day parade and ceremonies will begin at noon at the Civil War Monument at Main and Monroe streets with ceremonies at various monuments along the parade route.
Monday: A parade will begin at Pine Grove Cemetery at 10 a.m. and end at Memorial Common.
Sunday: Cemetery services will be held at various cemeteries beginning at 8:30 a.m.
Monday: The parade will begin at 9 a.m. at Royalston Road and Tully Road and proceed to Tully Cemetery for a ceremony, then march back to Tully fire station. A second parade will begin at the post office on South Main Street at 11 a.m. and proceed to Memorial Park for a ceremony, then back to the post office to disband.
Monday: Beginning at 8 a.m., the Oxford Memorial Honor Guard will visit the American Legion Hall at 227 Main St., South Cemetery, North Cemetery, Saad Square, Gore Cemetery, the Oxford Police Station, St. Roch’s Cemetery and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall at 20 Federal Hill Road to lay wreaths, play taps and fire a salute in memory of all veterans.
The parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall at 20 Federal Hill Road and march down Main Street to the American Legion Hall at 227 Main St. for ceremonies. Parade participants are invited to the American Legion Hall for a luncheon buffet after the parade.
Monday: Boy Scout Troop 105 will serve a pancake breakfast from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the First Congregational Church of Paxton, 1 Church St. Veterans will be admitted free of charge; general admission is $6; seniors, $5; children, $4; and children under 3 free. A parade will begin at 10 a.m. at the Public Safety Building, proceed on Route 122/Pleasant Street and end on the Common with a ceremony. If it rains, the event will be moved to Paxton Center School.
Sunday: The parade will begin at 1 p.m. at the upper Common near the library and head to Woodlawn Cemetery for prayers, a gun salute and taps before proceeding to the Lower Common for the final observance of the day.
Monday: The parade will start at 10 a.m. and will conclude with a memorial program at Rotary Park.
T&G STAFF/PAUL KAPTEYN Monday: The Rutland American Legion Post 310 and Rutland Boy Scouts will assemble at 7:30 a.m. at the Community Hall and proceed to New Boston Cemetery, West Rutland Cemetery, Brooks Square, Memorial Field and the Veterans Memorial behind the Historical Building.
At 10 a.m. the parade will begin at the Community Hall and proceed down Main Street to Rural Cemetery for services and then return to the Common.
Sunday: Shrewsbury Girl Scouts troops will be placing flags on veterans’ graves at Mountain View Cemetery beginning at 8 a.m.
Monday: A Memorial Day parade will depart at 9:30 a.m. from the Richard D. Carney Municipal Office Building, 100 Maple Ave., and stop at the Soldier’s Statue in front of the police station on Maple Avenue, the War Memorial at the Town Center (Route 140 and Main Street) and at the Veterans’ lots at Mountain View Cemetery.
Today: The Southbridge Veterans Council and volunteers will place flags at gravesites at the New Notre Dame Cemetery, North Woodstock Road, beginning at 9 a.m.
Saturday: The Southbridge Veterans Council and volunteers will place flags at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Everett Street, beginning at 9 a.m.
Monday: Observances will begin at 8:30 a.m. All units will assemble at Town Hall’s GAR Monument at 8:15 a.m. Laurent R. McDonald, Veterans Council president, will speak and wreaths will be placed. The group will reassemble in front of the Fire Department and leave at 9 a.m. After several other observances, the procession will end at the VFW headquarters, 219 Everett St.
Sunday: A church service will be held at 10 a.m. at First Congregational Church, 207 Main St.
Monday: The lineup for the parade will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the American Legion, 175 Main St., with the parade beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at Prouty Park with Memorial Day services.
Monday: American Legion Post 189 will host a parade and exercises. The parade will form at 10:45 a.m. at Hillside Cemetery and begin at 11 a.m. The parade will proceed to Oak Hill and Old cemeteries and the Memorial area behind the fire station, then go to the Common for the observances. The Avenue of Flags will be on display from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hillside Cemetery, weather permitting. Girl Scouts who would like to honor deceased veterans should arrive at the cemetery at 7:30 a.m. to help raise the flags.
Monday: The parade will form at 9:30 a.m. at the old fire station at Routes 20 and 148, stop for a ceremony at the American Legion Monument at 9:50 a.m.; proceed to St. Anne’s Cemetery for services at 10 a.m., then reassemble at 10:45 a.m. at the Public Safety Complex. At 10:55 a.m., the parade will proceed to North Cemetery for a service at 11:10 a.m. The parade will conclude at 11:30 a.m. at Town Hall with a service for the Old Cemetery decoration of monuments, replacement of the POW flag, the national anthem and flag-raising. An open house will follow at the American Legion Hall. Bus transportation will be available, before, during and after.
Monday: Members of the Dudley-Gendron American Legion Post, SAL Detachment Unit 414 and SAL Detachment Unit 414 will visit cemeteries and memorial sites starting with West Sutton Cemetery at 7 a.m. The parade will begin at 11:15 a.m. at Sutton Common near Town Hall and proceed to the Simonian Early Learning Center for an 11:45 a.m. program with a flag-raising at noon.
Monday: A Memorial Day parade and ceremonies will be held by American Legion, Post 373, with activities beginning in Otter River at 9 a.m. and continuing at 9:30 a.m. in East Templeton, and 9:45 a.m. in Templeton Center, and conclude with the Baldwinville parade at 10:30 a.m. The parade will begin at Bridge Street and move down to the Legion post where ceremonies will take place.
Veterans may meet at Legion headquarters in Baldwinville at 8:30 a.m. for a bus ride to Otter River for the start of the parade. Members of the firing squad and color guard are asked to report to the Legion headquarters for 7:45 a.m. ceremonies at Templeton cemeteries.
If it rains, ceremonies will be held at the Legion post headquarters at 9 a.m.
Monday: Meet at the VFW at 7:30 a.m., then proceed to Lakeview Cemetery, Maplewood Cemetery, and then the first burial grounds off Grove Street. The parade will form at the post office in West Upton about 9:30 a.m. Step-off will be between 9:45 and 10 a.m., after the school bands disembark and assemble.
Monday: Members of the VFW Post 138, and American Legion, Charles A. Rice Post 33, will depart the VFW at 6 a.m. and proceed to St. Mary’s and Prospect Hill cemeteries, where short ceremonies will be held. The parade will begin at 9 a.m. at Whitin Elementary School on Granite Street. Units and participants should assemble by 8:30 a.m. If it rains, exercises will be held in the McCloskey Middle School auditorium at 10 a.m.
Sunday: The parade will form at 12:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Cemetery on Brimfield Road, step off after a brief ceremony at 1 p.m., proceed to Pine Grove Cemetery, and then down Maple Street to the Common. A moment of silence and a flag-raising will be held at the Warren Fire Department before moving to West Warren and reforming on Main and Spring streets, then marching on Main Street to the Veterans Memorial Park.
Sunday: A Memorial Mass will be at 10 a.m. Sunday at Sacred Heart Church, 18 E. Main St.,Webster.
Monday: Veterans organizations will assemble at the Veterans Home on Veterans Way at 6:30 a.m. They will be bused to Dudley Hill to take part in programs in Dudley and Webster. Other groups will assemble at 10 a.m. near Zmetra’sMemorials at Route 12 and Worcester Road, Webster.
The Memorial Day parade will begin at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony Cemetery and proceed to the Webster Town Hall Plaza for exercises at the Veterans Court of Honor.
Saturday: A 5K Run/Walk will be held at 10 a.m., rain or shine, at Major Edwards Elementary School. A Memorial Day weekend family-style festival with live music, fireworks, and bonfire will be held from 7 to 10:30 p.m. at Goodale Park, Crescent Street. The rain date is Sunday.
Monday: Graves will be decorated at 8:30 a.m. at St. Luke’s Cemetery and 9:15 a.m. at High Plains Cemetery. A parade will assemble at Duncan M. Gillies parking lot at 10:30 a.m. and proceed to Mt. Vernon Cemetery.
Monday: A parade will begin at 9 a.m. at West Brookfield Elementary School and proceed to Pine Grove Cemetery, then the Common for the Gettysburg Address and ceremony, then proceed to Sacred Heart Cemetery and end at the A.L. Post with the final ceremony.
Monday: Participants in the annual Memorial Day observances at town cemeteries will meet at 8 a.m. at VFW Post 9013 on Milk Street. They will leave by bus at 8:30 a.m. for ceremonies at St. Luke’s Cemetery, then continue to Pine Grove Cemetery. Parade participants will gather at 8:15 a.m. on Baxter Street and the parade will begin at 9:10 a.m., marching first to Pine Grove Cemetery and then to Midland Cemetery and then to the World War I, World War II, Korean War and Gulf War Memorials.
Monday: A service at the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery will begin at 9 a.m. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. at the fire station and proceed on Central Street to the GAR Monument next to the gazebo.
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