Start your Memorial Day weekend with a 5k, 10k, kids fun run or 1 Mile 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.
Rockport's Memorial Day parade will start promptly at 10 a.m. from Legion Hall, proceed down Beach Street to Main Street to School Street then to Pleasant Street and into Beech Grove Cemetery. Memorial services will be held at the V.F.W. Lot in the cemetery. Earl Kishida will lead the ceremony. Lieutenant Colonel Phil Crotty will be the guest speaker and the Grand Marshal will be Stephen D. Abell, Sr.
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 Amesbury Memorial Day ceremonies will begin at Alliance Park at 7:30 AM where a wreath will be tossed into the Merrimac River in memory of lost sailors and Marines. From there, brief services will then be held at St. Joseph’s and Union Cemeteries and then proceed to the Doughboy/Justin Park at the Middle School, and then at 8:30 AM to the Polish War Memorial on Market 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 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.
Wenham Massachusetts Memorial Day Services commence with and a Decoration of the Cheeseman Memorial in Pingree Park. 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. The Council on Aging van will be avaiulable to provide transportation between locations for anyone requiring assistance.
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.
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.
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 11am. 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.
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