Milford’s Memorial Day Ceremonies Monday May 31,2021
8am free breakfast for Veterans at the Italian Vets 4 Hayward Field.
9 am the traditional Memorial Day Ceremony at the Italian American Veterans Memorial.
10am in lieu of traditional Memorial Day Parade there will be a town wide Memorial Day Ceremony at Calzone Park (the Doughboy Statue) to honor all the men and women from Milford that have sacrificed so much and are no longer with us. They will always live on in our hearts and minds. The Ceremony will include a student soloist and trumpeter and a solemn salute to our fallen.
The Council would like to extend our gratitude to the Greenleaf Garden Club of Milford for the beautiful wreath, The Veteran’s Service Office for their guidance The Blackstone Valley Young Marines for their participation and a special thanks to the 1st and 2nd graders from the Brookside Elementary School for the uplifting messages they sent to 50 lucky veterans in town.
At the conclusion of the Ceremony all in attendance are invited to a meet and greet with the Veterans in attendance and ask any questions they might be curious about.
There will also be a tent set up by Vietnam the 50th Massachusetts to award lapel pins, authorized by the United States Government, to any eligible Vietnam Era Veterans. To qualify for this award you must have been honorably discharged and have your dates of service fall between 11/1/55 to 5/15/75. Very important you do not need to have had boots on the ground to be eligible for this honor, we all worked together on this war effort and you deserve the recognition.
Later from 2-4 pm the Memorial Hall Museum will be open for anyone interested in town history.
Also we would like to add that this Ceremony will probably last less than a half hour, you are welcome to bring your own chairs. There should be plenty of parking across the street from Calzone Park.
Later that afternoon TBA there will be a flag retirement ceremony at the Italian Vets to respectfully retire old worn and tattered flags. If you have flags that are in disrepair that need to be retired please either bring them with you or drop them off at the Italian Vets prior to Memorial Day.