The Chebacco Lake and Watershed Association will sponsor its annual Fourth of July Boat Parade on at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 4th. All boats will meet near the Centennial Grove beach and proceed around the lake counterclockwise. Prizes will be awarded for Most Patriotic, Most Creative and best costume or costumes.
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.
Hamilton’s American Legion A.P. Gardner Post 194 host the annual parade. Marchers will assemble and step off the parade from Town Hall to Hamilton Cemetery for a short ceremony. the parade continues to Town Hall, the Community House, Patton Park, and ends at the Legion Post.
The annual Memorial Day Parade starts on Grove Street and continues along Main Street to the Veterans Memorial Green for a service. The parade reforms, and will continue to Pine Grove Cemetery for another service. All residents and especially military families are invited and encouraged to attend. The Proctor School Band will perform.
Parade steps-off from Community Center in East Boxford Village and marches to Brookside Cemetery via Washington Street to Main Street, then turns right onto Main Street. Scouts and veterans will decorate graves with accompanying music followed by chaplain led prayer, firearm salute, and playing of 'Taps'. The parade continues to James L. Melvin Green for placing of wreaths and Memorial Day ceremony.
Middleton's Memorial Day Parade begins at Memorial Hall and marches to Middleton Flint Library and Veterans’ Monuments for a brief prayer, laying of wreaths, a salute and “Taps.” The parade resumes down Maple Street to the Oakdale Cemetery for a ceremony at the Veterans’ Monument with active participation by local students including music by the Howe-Manning band. Howe Manning students will also read General Logan's Orders and recite the poem 'Decoration Day', with music by the elementary school band. American Legion Post 227 will perform honors and “Taps".
The Rowley Board of Selectmen and VFW Post 5707 will host a ceremony and parade observing Memorial Day starting at the VFW on Bradford Street. The parade will proceed along Bradford Street to Summer Street, past the Town Common and onto Main Street. Ceremonies will be held at both the cemetery and at the Civil War Memorial on the Town Common.
The Wenham Memorial Day Parade kicks off at the American Legion building.The parade forms at American Legion building (Wenham COA and Buker School) starting at 12:30 p.m. Parade starts at 1 p.m. with stops at the Veterans Memorial Monument, the Civil War Memorial, and the Wenham Town Cemetery on Main Street.
Marblehead's Memorial Day activities start at an 8am muster, where Veterans leave from the Old Town House on Washington Street march along Pleasant Street to Memorial Park. The main parade begins and participants will march the following route:
In Rockport, the Memorial Day parade will start at 10 a.m. from Legion Hall, proceed down Beach Street to Main Street and then to School Street, Pleasant Street and into Beech Grove Cemetery. Memorial services will be held at the Veterans of Foreign Wars lot in the cemetery.