05 / 25 / 2022
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Local Memorial Day Celebrations, Remembrances and Observances
  

BLACKSTONE

Memorial Day celebration on Sunday, May 29th, 2022. The day will begin with a parade that forms at Noon at the TOWN COMMON at the corner of Main st and County st. The parade will step off at 1pm and would have move left onto Mendon Street, a slight left onto Main Street, and then a right on to St. Paul Memorial Day celebration on Sunday, May 29th, 2022. The day will begin with a parade that forms at Noon at the TOWN COMMON at the corner of Main st and County st. The parade will step off at 1pm and proceed down Main Street, and then a right on to St. Paul Street concluding at the Town Municipal Center. A ceremony will follow the end of the parade in front of the Municipal Center. From 2:00pm. until 9:30pm. there will be a vendor fair including food and arts/crafts, live entertainment, and amusement rides for the children in Roosevelt Park located behind the Municipal Center. There will be a large fireworks display at 9:30pm. Free admission into the event!!!

***No alcohol, No animals, No bicycles allowed.***

Street concluding at the Town Municipal Center. A ceremony will follow the end of the parade in front of the Municipal Center. From 2:00pm. until 9:30pm. there will be a vendor fair including food and arts/crafts, live entertainment, and amusement rides for the children in Roosevelt Park located behind the Municipal Center. There will be a large fireworks display at 9:30pm. Free admission into the event!!!

Entertainment Schedule: 2:30pm BMR Jazz Band, 4:00pm Lady Anemoia, 7:00pm The Northeast Groove

 

MEDWAY

Monday, May 30, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:30am

2022 Memorial Day Parade

May 30, 2022 - 10:00 A.M.

After a two-year hiatus, due to the pandemic, the Town of Medway will once again have a parade leading up to their annual Memorial Day Service.

As in the past, the parade will form at the Medway VFW and begin at 10 A.M. to march down Holliston Street to the Colonel Michael Matondi Memorial Square.

The Medway High School band and the Worcester Kiltie band will again provide patriotic music.

Community organizations such as the Girl Scouts, Brownies, and Boy Scouts are urged to participate.

MHS students will provide vocal arrangements and play Taps at Matondi Square.

Service Veterans are urged to ride or march in our parade.

As this is the 80th anniversary of the United States military’s involvement in World War II, this year instead of having just one Grand Marshall, the Memorial Committee will honor all Medway Veterans of World War II. The Memorial Committee invites all to attend this year’s service, especially those who have family members or friends who served in World War II.

Medway WW II Veterans are asked to call the Town Clerk’s office (508) 533-3204.

Each year during the Memorial Service, the names of Medway’s Fallen Heroes, those who gave their lives in the cause of freedom, are read aloud as an honor of their sacrifice. This year the Town of Medway through the Medway Memorial Committee has purchased a banner for each of these fallen heroes. The banners will be erected along Holliston Street starting from Matondi Square.

In the event of inclement weather, the service will be held inside the Medway Village Church beginning at 11 A.M.

 

FRANKLIN

Monday, May 30 - Start Time 10:30 a.m. Dean College

Join us for the annual Memorial Day Parade to honor those who served and made the ultimate sacrifice.

A ceremony will follow on the Town Common at Noon. All are welcome!

Check this website for inclement weather updates.

 

UPTON

8:00 AM LAKEVIEW CEMETERY      Assemble - Lakeview Cemetery Gate on North Main St.  Proceed to Veterans' Memorial;  Prayer - Steven Wickstrom;  Firing Squad:  Officer of the Day;  Taps

8:30 AM MAPLEWOOD CEMETERY    Rev. George S. Ball - Gravesite; Prayer - Russell W. Wood;  VFW and AL Firing Squad;  George L. Wood - Gravesite, Prayer - Stephen Saucier;   VFW and AL Firing Squad

8:45 AM FIRST BURIAL GROUNDS - Grove Street Reader; Joan Burrell, Upton Historical Commission

9:45 AM PARADE ASSEMBLY AT MEMORIAL SCHOOL    Grand Marshall:  Steven Wickstrom

Parade Marshall:  Stephen Saucier, Commander VFW Post #5594

10:15 AM PARADE TO UPTON CENTER - COMMON  Nipmuc Regional High School Band - Simon Harding & Town Organizations

10:30 AMMEMORIAL DAY SERVICE  Officer of the Ceremony - Russell Wood, Post #173 AL

Events at the Common:
INVOCATION  Fr. Larry Brault, St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish
GREETINGS OF THE TOWN   Upton Board of Selectmen
MUSCIAL SELECTION   Nipmuc Regional High Scool Band - Simon Harding
REMEMBER NOT TO FORGET   Whitney Loeper
CEREMONY AT WORLD WAR I MEMORIAL  Americal Legion & VFW Firing Squad
 "IN FLANDERS FIELDS"   Girl Scouts - Saorla Ward
ROLL CALL OF UPTON WAR DEAD    Steven Wickstrom
MUSICAL SELECTION   Joseph McMahon
ROLL CALL OF RECENTLY DECEASED VETERANS   Shawn Craig
FIRING SQUAD   World War II, Korea, Vietnam Monuments
BENEDICTION   United Parish - Fran Graveeson
NATIONAL ANTHEM   Nipmuc Regional High School Band

 

UXBRIDGE

Monday, May 30, 2022 - 9:00am

Uxbridge Memorial Day Parade 2022!!

Monday Memorial Day May 30, 2022 Uxbridge will be having their annual parade starting at 9am. We will be forming up at Whitin School at approximately 0830 and kicking it off for 9am. We are Calling All Veterans and Military personal to attend and it doesn't matter if you served in a conflict or not, you have served with distinction all Veterans are invited regardless of what town you live in...We will have vehicles for you to ride in if you are not able to march due to age or handicap. Parade organizers are inviting any civic organizations, churches, clubs and Townspeople are also encouraged to participate in this Uxbridge tradition. Floats and displays honoring or Veterans are welcome. The parade route starts at Whitin Elementary School on Granit St. then proceeds to Wesgan Square by Taft School then onto Veterans Memorial Gym at McClosky School then we will proceed to the Revolutionary War Monument at Prospect Hill from there we will proceed to the Uxbridge Common where ceremonies will continue.

 

MENDON

Monday, May 31, 2021 - 9:30am to 11:00am

On Monday, May 31, 2021, Roger L. Wood Post #355 will be participating in a town-wide mobile Memorial Day parade with the help of the Mendon Police Department.

Starting at the Miscoe Hill Middle School at 9:30 am, the parade will travel through many of Mendon’s neighborhoods and will cover more than half the streets town-wide. This event will feature vehicles from the Police and Fire Departments as well as floats from the Scouts, Brothers of the Brush and other agencies.

Please reach out to Susan Tetreault, Commander to see how you can be involved as a Veteran or town resident.

suetet@comcast.net or 508.473.5681

https://www.facebook.com/events/502418827853909

 

HOPKINTON

Hopkinton’s Veterans Celebration Committee recently announced plans for Memorial Day observances on Monday, May 30.

The day’s events will begin at Evergreen Cemetery in Woodville at 9:45 a.m. with the placing of a wreath by American Legion and Scouts representatives, followed by the reading of the Gettysburg Address and a gun salute from the Old Guard New England.

At 10:15 a.m. at the King Flagpole on Mayhew Street, there will be a placing of a wreath followed by the Gettysburg Address. At 10:30, the group will walk over to St. John’s Cemetery for the placing of a wreath, a prayer and a gun salute.

At 10:45 a.m. the ceremonies will move to the neighboring Mt. Auburn Cemetery. There will be a salute to the flag by the Scouts, the placing of a wreath by American Legion and Scouts representatives, a prayer and a gun salute.

The ceremony will shift to the Town Common at 11:15 a.m. Events there will include an invocation, the placing of a wreath by American Legion and Scouts representatives, remarks from speakers, and another gun salute from the Old Guard New England. There also will be music from the Hopkinton High School band, under the direction of Craig Hay.

Taps and the raising of the flag will take place at noon.

A collation will be held at St. John’s Church following the services.

Courtesy of the Hopkinton Independent

 

NORTHBRIDGE

The Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday, May 30, 2022 at 10 AM. The parade will begin on Church Street, at Granite Street  and will march down Church Street to Memorial Park for services.

 

MILLIS

Monday, May 30, 2022 - 8:00am to 11:30am

Veterans Memorial Bldg (Town Hall)

Sequence of events:

8:00am Breakfast at the American Legion
9:30am Line up at Police Station for short march to the Veterans Memorial Building/Town Hall ALL veterans are welcome and ENCOURAGED to participate in the march!
10:00am Step off from Police Station to VMB/Town Hall
10:30am Arrive at VMB/Town Hall and Memorial Day Ceremony begins
11:30am Ceremony concludes

If you have questions or would like additional details please contact Veterans' Agent John Moore at jmoore@millisma.gov

 

GRAFTON

Monday, May 30, 2022 - 7:30am to 12:00pm

7:30 AM  Old Farnumsville Cemetery, So. Grafton

7:45 AM  Fairview Cemetery, So. Grafton

8:00 AM  Sampson Square, So. Grafton

8:15 AM  Wenc Square, So. Grafton

8:30 AM  Riverside Cemetery. Grafton

8:45 AM  Saint Phillips Cemetery, Grafton

9:00 AM  Old Indian Cemetery, Grafton

9:30 AM  Grafton State Hospital Cemetery

9:45 AM  Pine Grove Cemetery, Grafton

10:00 AM Washington Mills and Bridge Street, Water Ceremony

10:15 AM Quinsigamond Corner Monument

12:00 PM  Parade will arrive at Grafton Common for full ceremony and flag raising.

Veterans and active military men and women are cordially invited to join the American Legion, and VFW Members to join in the parade.

The event is hosted by the Delisle-Goulet American Legion Post 92

GCTV will record for broadcast and social media.

 

 

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