Newburyport celebrates Memorial Day with a parade, a memorial service at city hall and waterfront ceremony for fallen Coastgaurdsmen. Marchers in the parade are asked to assemble at the CVS on pond Street at 10:15am. The parade will then head to City Hall for a ceremony at 11am.
The Saugus Veterans Council Memorial Day Parade will start on Jackson Street at 9:00 am to Cliftondale Square along Lincoln Avenue to Central Street then onto Winter Street to the Veterans’ lot at Riverside Cemetery for graveside services including an invocation and a '21 Gun Salute'. The parade will re-form and march to Saugus Town Hall for the memorial ceremony with Grand Marshall WWII Veteran Louis DeSouza, Sr.
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 11:30 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, and Medal of Liberty awards starting at 12:30pm.
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.
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.
Ipswich's Memorial Day Parade begins on North Main Street and proceeds to the Civil War Monument on Town Hill. Following services at the Civil War Memorial on Town Hill the parade will proceed to the County Street Bridge where a wreath will be dedicated to departed Naval veterans. The parade will then proceed to the Ipswich War Memorial, the South Side Cemetery and end at the VFW Post 1093. Following the ceremony hot dogs, beans and refreshments will be served.
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.
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 Salem MA Memorial Day Parade Schedule is as follows:
- 10am - Free trolley ride from the VFW to Commercial Street for any veteran who is unable to walk.
- 10:15am - All marching organizations will marshal on Commercial Street.
- 10:30 am - Parade departs from Commercial Street.
- 11:00 am - Memorial Day ceremony at Green Lawn cemetery.
- 12:30 - (Approx.) Collation at the VFW, 95 Derby Street. All are welcome to attend.
The Abbot Public Library invites young children to come in costume to our library party with an indoor parade. There will be Halloween story time, a special Halloween craft, snacks, a treat bag, and a walk around the library building to show costumes and collect treats. The younger winners of the Guess How Much the Pumpkin Weighs will also be announced. Come enjoy our indoor Halloween party!