Memorial Day celebration planned in Hudson


Memorial Day celebration planned in Hudson
Photo by/Dakota Antelman
The American flag waves at Hudson’s Town Hall memorial honoring late Massachusetts Governor and beloved Hudson resident Paul Cellucci. Memorial Day celebrations will be held this month at Town Hall.

By Laura Hayes, Contributing Writer

HUDSON — While Hudson wasn’t able to hold any celebrations in honor of Memorial Day last year due to COVID-19, this year, a small ceremony will be held in front of Town Hall.

The event will take place Monday, May 31 at 10 a.m. 

“Especially now, with everything that’s going on, coming out of COVID … we need to realize if it wasn’t for our veterans, we wouldn’t be having this meeting, not even this Zoom meeting,” said Select Board member James Quinn during a May 17 board discussion. Typically, Hudson’s Memorial Day celebrations include a parade and guest speaker. 

In a letter to the Select Board, Veterans’ Director Brian Steams wrote that there will not be such a parade this year because there was a “lack of available and willing participants.”

Steams wrote that veterans and frontline and essential workers will all be honored at the event being held in place of the parade. 

“To those workers, we owe an eternal debt of gratitude,” Steams wrote.

If there is inclement weather, the ceremony may be moved into Town Hall.