Schedule of Memorial Day Observances This Weekend

On behalf of our Veterans Services Office, the Melrose Veterans Advisory Board, and the citizens of Melrose, I would like to invite you to participate in our annual Memorial Day observances on Saturday, May 26, and Sunday, May 27. Here is the schedule:

Saturday, May 26
Decoration of Veteran Graves and Flag Retirement
10 a.m., Wyoming Cemetery

Sunday, May 27
Welcome Reception serving coffee and donuts
10 a.m. Memorial Hall GAR

Tour of Veterans’ Monuments
11 a.m., starting at the Honor Roll on Main Street and concluding with the dedication of the Student Respect Garden at the Knoll

Memorial Day Parade
1 p.m. lineup
1:30 p.m. step off

As in previous years, parade participants will gather at 1 p.m. at Memorial Hall, and the parade will begin at 1:30. The parade will proceed down Main Street to Wyoming Cemetery, where the event will conclude with special Memorial Day observances.

The Memorial Day Parade is our annual way of recognizing those veterans who have sacrificed their lives for our country as well as the veterans and military personnel of our city. I hope you will be able to join us.