2022 Memorial Day Parades & Ceremonies

2022 Memorial Day Parades & Ceremonies. Memorial Day not only kicks off summer, but more importantly honors past and present American Veterans. Bring your family out to one of the several 2022 Memorial Day activities listed below.

Check back often as more parades will be added as they come in.

Monday May 30 Parades & Ceremonies

Auburn

The parade steps off at 10am from Bryn Mawr Avenue, Prospect Parkway and Rockland Road. See the full schedule of events HERE.

Boylston

The Memorial Day Parade begins at 10:30am at Pine Grove Cemetery and will march to the Old Burial Ground and onto the Boylston Town Common.

Charlton

The parade will start at 2pm at the entrance of the Masonic Home complex at 88 Masonic Home Road. Marchers will parade to Charlton Public Library. Memorial wreaths will be placed on the Town Honor Roll, and memorial rifle salutes will be given. Speakers and music performed by the Shepherd Hill Regional HS Marching Band will be at the end of the parade and ceremony. Charlton Middle School students will honor veterans with readings.

Clinton

The parade will assemble on Union Street and then proceed down High Street to Water Street with stops at Depot Square, Woodlawn Cemetery and conclude at St. John’s Cemetery.

East Brookfield

Ceremony at Podunk Cemetery at 9:30am. Parade line up at 10:40am on Connie Mack Drive. Parade leaves at 11:00am to Evergreen Cemetery and then Depot Square.

Gardner

Parade begins at 9:15am at the American Legion on Elm Street and proceeds to Monument Park on Cottage Street for a 10am Memorial Day ceremony, featuring guests, speeches, music, taps, readings and more.

Grafton

The Grafton Memorial Day Parade will begin at 11am at North Street Elementary School, heading down North Street and arriving at Grafton Common at noon for a ceremony and flag raising. See HERE for the full ceremony schedule.

Holden

The Memorial Day Parade will begin at 11am! The parade will begin on Main Street (Holden Recreation, across from the High School) and proceed towards the center of Town. A trolley will be running from 9-12 between the Senior Center, Town Hall and Recreation Building. Mountview Middle School’s brass ensemble will perform at Town Hall from 11am to 11:45am while the parade proceeds through town.

Hubbardston

The parade starts at the Curtis Recreation Field on Route 68 in Hubbardston at 11am and makes its way to the Hubbardston Town Common for a Memorial Day Ceremony. Parking will be at Go Green Manufacturing (the pallet place on RT68 next to the Rec Field), Join the town of Hubbardston as they unveil not only the new Vietnam Veterans’ monument, but also the restored Civil War monument and the freshly cleaned memorials that honor those who fought in the Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, and the Korean War.
The Lions Club, The Golden Agers, Friends of the Hubbardston Senior Center and the Council on Aging invite you afterwards to join them at the Senior Center across the street for a complimentary American Patriotic Celebration where hot dogs and ice cream will be served.
Be sure to arrive early to avoid road closures. Seating will not be provided so please bring your own chair!
Event will be held rain or shine.

Lancaster

The Memorial Day program begins at 9am at the Town Green. After the program, the parade will go to North Cemetery for the laying of flowers and wreaths on graves, and taps will be played. The parade will then march back to the Town Green. There will be ice cream for children on the First Church Portico after the parade.

Leicester

The parade begins at 10:30am at Memorial School and will march to the Town Common, where a ceremony takes place.

Marlborough

The 2022 Memorial Day parade will begin at 10am. at the American Legion Hall, 90 Maple St. The parade will  travel along Main Street and end at the war memorials on Granger Boulevard. The parade will stop for remarks at various war memorials in the downtown area.

Northborough

The ceremony will begin at the Civil War Memorial at noon and will continue at the adjacent Gulf War Memorial. The parade will step off from the memorials at approximately 12:15 and head east on Rt. 20, turning left onto Hudson St. and will stop at the Tri-War Memorial at the corner of Hudson/Pierce. The parade will then continue down Pierce St. turning right onto Church St. where we will stop at the WWI Memorial at the corner of Church/Whitney. The parade will then continue up Church turning right onto Howard St. then turning right into main drive of Howard St cemetery. The concluding ceremony will take place on the cemetery grounds. To view a map of the parade route, click HERE.

Northbridge

The parade will begin at 10am and proceed down Church Street to the Common, followed by a ceremony at Memorial Park.

Paxton

At 10am the parade from the Public Safety Building to the Town Common takes place with the ceremony to immediately follow.

After the Ceremony please join the Paxton American Legion Post 306 in paying respect (gun salute) at each of the three cemeteries in town:
1. Old Cemetery behind Congregational Church
2. Mooreland Cemetery at WWII Memorial
3. Worcester County Memorial Park (WCMP)

Rutland

The parade begins at 10am, and proceeds down Main Street to Rural Cemetery for memorial services, after that service, the parade returns up Main Street to the Town Commons for services. See HERE for the full schedule.

Shrewsbury

Opening remarks begin at 9:20am at Town Hall, 100 Maple Ave.  The parade steps off at 9:30am and heads towards the town center for a Memorial Day address. The parade then marches to Mountain View Cemetery Veteran’s lot.

Southbridge

The Memorial Day parade will at 10am, starting in front of the Town Hall’s GAR Monument and making a right onto Main Street. It will end at the Gold Star Mothers Monument.

Spencer

The Memorial Day Parade will take place at 9am. The parade route will start at the American Legion and proceed down Main Street, a left onto Elm Street, a left on to Chestnut, left on to Maple Street back to Main Street and end at Issac L. Prouty Memorial Park. Memorial Day services will be held at 10am.

Sterling

The parade will begin at 11am and will proceed to Oak Hill Cemetery, Old Cemetery, Then down Maple street to the town common, and finally on to Memorial Park Area for program. The Avenue of Flags will be on display from 8am. to 4pm. at Hillside Cemetery, weather permitting.

Sutton

The parade will begin at 11:15am at Sutton Common near Town Hall and proceed to Sutton HS on Memorial Drive for an 11:45am program and a flag raising.

Uxbridge

Uxbridge will be having their annual parade starting at 9am. They will be forming up at Whitin School at approximately 8:30am and kicking it off for 9am. The parade route starts at Whitin Elementary School on Granite St. then proceeds to Wesgan Square by Taft School then onto Veterans Memorial Gym at McClosky School then will proceed to the Revolutionary War Monument at Prospect Hill. From there they will proceed to the Uxbridge Common where ceremonies will continue.

Westborough

The parade will start at Pine Grove on South Street at 10:10am and proceed down South Street. The parade will stop at Midland Cemetery, and march to the Forbes Municipal Building for the 11 a.m. presentations.

Worcester

Although Worcester doesn’t have a parade, they have several ceremonies taking place throughout the city.

  • Memorial Day Observance and Remembrance Ceremony at Hope Cemetery, 119 Webster St., 9am
  • Wreath Laying at Massachusetts Vietnam Memorial, Green Hill Park, 11am
  • Wreath Laying at Korean War Memorial, 52 Foster St., 1pm

 

For more events, see the WCKC Calendar!

 

 

 

 

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