Shrewsbury plans in-person Memorial Day observances


Commander Jim Dunlevy, of the Charles J. Murphy Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #10278, performs the Wreath Ceremony and Salute as Lt. Jeff Chin and Selectmen look on at Mountain View Cemetery during a Shrewsbury Memorial Day observance in 2019. (Photo/Melanie Petrucci)

SHREWSBURY – Shrewsbury’s Memorial Day observances will be back in person this year, returning after being held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021.

This year’s Memorial Day parade and ceremony will be held on May 30, forming at 9 a.m. at Shrewsbury Town Hall. The parade will kick off at 9:30 a.m. to head to the Town Center for the Memorial Day address, which will be given by Gold Star mother Tracy Racine.

The parade will stop at the Soldier’s Statue in front of the police department, the War Memorial at the Town Center and the Veterans Lot at Mountain View Cemetery.

There will be a wreath- laying ceremony at Mountain View Cemetery.

For people who want to park at the Town Center, there will be a shuttle running from the Town Common to the Town Hall beginning at 8:30 a.m.

All veterans and active military personnel are welcome to march in the parade.


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