Don’t miss the small town charm of a Memorial Day Parade in Essex. The parade begins at 9 am and progresses to the Town Cemetery for a military rifle salute to our country’s war veterans and then up Main Street to the Causeway Bridge. Town officials lead the parade followed by members of the school band and various athletic organizations. Norman Rockwell couldn’t have painted a better picture than our parade coming down Main Street.
The Amesbury Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) hosts the Memorial Day celebration. The day’s events will begin at 7:30 a.m. at Alliance Park, where a ceremonial wreath representing lost sailors and Marines will be tossed into the Merrimack River. Post 2016 will render a rifle salute. There will then be a brief ceremony at the VFW Cemetery followed by a rifle salute. From there, another brief ceremony will be held at the Polish War Memorial on Market St. at 8:30 a.m. followed by a rifle salute.
Make your Memorial Day weekend truly memorable. Bring the whole family to howl with the wolves for FREE! Wolf Hollow offers a unique opportunity to view gray wolves in as natural a setting as possible. Come see how they interact with their pack members and live in a social unit very similar to human families.
The Newburyport Chamber of Commerce invites you to welcome Spring's arrival to Newburyport at the 2017Spring Fest! Held annually on Memorial Day Weekend in historic downtown Newburyport, Spring Fest is a two-day festival featuring great live music, art, fine crafts, food from Newburyport’s best restaurants and Kid’s Korner featuring entertainment for children and families.
Start your Memorial Day weekend with a 5k, 10k, 15k or kids fun run or walk to honor the memory of a local Saugus veteran. Scott J. Procopio was on his second deployment as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, having previously served in Fallujah in 2005. He was killed in action as a result of a roadside bomb on the morning of April 2, 2006 in Ramadi Iraq. The Race will start in Saugus Center.
In Manchester, legion members and parade participants will assemble Monday at 8:30 a.m. at the Amaral-Bailey Post 113 for a brief seaside service. Wreaths and flowers will be dropped into the harbor in remembrance of those lost at sea. The parade then will move on to the Pleasant Grove Cemetery to salute fallen armed-forces personnel.
The Danvers Memorial Day parade begins at Town Hall at 9 a.m. sharp, and will follow the traditional route of previous years - down Sylvan Street, through downtown and back to Town Hall. Stops and placement of wreaths will be at the Porter Cemetery on High Street, Lane Parkway, and the Memorial Flag Pole in Danvers Square. A reviewing stand will be at the corner of Elm and Essex streets. The Memorial Day exercise will commence at Town Hall upon parade completion. Any veterans interested in marching arrive at 8:30.
Memorial Day ceremonies in Beverly Farms are hosted by the Michael J. Cadigan American Legion Post. Veterans march a 1-mile route from Private Anthony Rezza Road to West Beach, with stops at several locations to lay wreaths at memorials honoring veterans, where ancestors of veterans are active participants. The parade leaves Rezza Road at 9:30 a.m. and ends at West Beach with a tossing of wreaths into the water to honor those who died at sea.
The Memorial Day Parade will begin at The American Legion Spear Post on Judson Street. The Parade will cover two miles throughout downtown Beverly's Cabot and Rantoul Streets and feature military vehicles, including a halftrack and a tank. The parade will also include the Beverly High School Band, Classic Cars and motorcycles, Junior ROTC group and many other local groups and bands. All military vehicles will be on display at the American Legion Spear Post after the parade.
Peabody Celebrates Memorial Day by remembering fallen veterans with services, a parade and a ceremony at the Peabody City Hall. A service will be held at 9:30am the Cedar Grove Cemetary followed by a parade at 11 am. Parade begins on Washington Street at the corner of Allen's Lane and ends at City Hall, where there will be a wreath-laying ceremony in front of the World War I, World War II, Korean and Vietnam war monuments.
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