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Memorial Day Parade

MEMORIAL DAY PARADE

Monday, May 29, 2017

The annual Memorial Day Parade will begin at exactly 11:00 A.M. from the Old Town Hall on Kendall Road, Monday, May 29, 2016. The Parade will follow the traditional route, ending at the American Legion Post No. 247 on Pawtucket BLVD. A memorial celebration will be held at that time and refreshments served. All Town Employees, Committees, Boards and Associations are encouraged to march. If you would like to participate in some way please contact the Tyngsborough Veterans’ Services Department.

This year we will have a “Decorate your bike or wagon” contest with 2 free passes to Canobie Lake Park to each category winner. All participants are invited, beginning at 9:30am to the Littlefield library where you will have the chance to decorate your bike or wagon with supplies provided. You may also arrive to the parade with your bicycle or wagon already decorated at 10:30 for judging. All contestants will proceed to the Old Town Hall to enter the procession. 

Categories will be:  

2-3 years old bike or wagon

4-6 years old bike or wagon

7-9 years old bike

10-13 years old bike

** Helmets must be worn by all bicyclists.

At 8:30 A.M. Memorial Day morning a motorcade will depart from the old Town hall visiting all of the Town’s cemeteries to salute the fallen. This is a very solemn and moving tradition. All are welcome to take part in the motorcade. Town monuments, municipal buildings and Veterans’ graves will be decorated with new American flags. Also, the parade route will be fully dressed, proudly displaying our country’s flag.

Weather is always a factor in planning a parade. If the Memorial Day committee determines the weather is not suitable to march, the ceremonies will be held at the American Legion Post No. 247 on Pawtucket Blvd at 12:00 noon. Notification of any cancellation will be posted.

Christopher Dery

Director of Veterans’ Services

(978) 649-2300 EX 131