When and Where are Memorial Day Observances?

A look at the Memorial Day observances and parades in both Hamilton and Wenham on Memorial Day on Monday, May 28.

Here’s a look at the Memorial Day observances and parades in both Hamilton and Wenham on Monday, May 28.


Parade: Starts at 8:55 a.m. at .

From there, it marches to the Soldier's Monument for decoration, then into for grave decoration and services. After the cemetery, it proceeds back to Town Hall to the Honor Roll for a wreath laying to honor late World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans.

The parade then continues south of Route 1A to the for a declaration by the Legion Auxiliary and the raising of the flag by the Boy Scouts. At the same time a member of the will raise the flag at the Public Safety Building. Then the parade continues to and forms around the tank, where veterans will place a wreath in memory of Gen. George S. Patton.


Observances: There will be a decoration ceremony on the Veterans Memorial Bridge on Grapevine Road over Route 128 at 10:30 a.m.

There will also be a decoration ceremony at the Alan B. Cheeseman Memorial at at 11 a.m.

Parade: The parade starts at the building and at 2 p.m.

It begins by heading north on School Street, taking a left on Perkins Street and another left Bruce Lane. At the end, the parade heads down Arbor Street to Main Street, where there will be a ceremony at the Civil War Monument. Afterward, the parade will resume by heading south on Main Street to , where there will be a ceremony that will include, among other things, a selection by the and taps by the band. The parade will then continue north on Main Street to the , where there will be a ceremony. The parade then returns to the American Legion building on School Street.

In the case of rain, observances will occur in the gym at Buker Elementary School.


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