Memorial Day observances in the region

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Memorial Day observances in the region
The Vincent F. Picard American Legion Post 234 Color Guard enters Howard Street Cemetery for a ceremony at the Veterans Memorial during last year’s ceremony. (Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.)

Grafton

The cemetery schedule will start at 7:30 a.m. at Old Farnumsville Cemetery before traveling to Fairview Cemetery, Sampson Square, Wenc Square, Riverside Cemetery, St. Phillip’s, Old Indian Cemetery, Grafton State Hospital, Pine Grove Cemetery, Washington Mills Bridge Street Water Ceremony and conclude at Quinsigamond Corner Monument.

For the parade, participants will meet at the high school at 10:30 a.m. The parade starts at 11:15 a.m.

Hudson

The annual parade will step off at 10 a.m. from the AMVETS post at 5 South St. Ceremonies will follow at Liberty Park. Read more about the services here.

Marlborough

This annual parade begins at the American Legion Headquarters, 88 Maple St., at 10 a.m., and moves to Main Street. There will be stops at veterans monuments. The parade concludes at Monument Square around 11 a.m., where speakers will honor and remember those who gave their lives in service to their country.

Memorial Day ceremonies are coordinated by the Marlborough Veterans Council.

Northborough

The tank at the Vincent F. Picard American Legion Post 234 will be open on Saturday and Sunday, May 27 and 28, from noon to 6 p.m., and on Monday, May 29, after the annual parade.

Following the service, there will be a pig roast from noon to 6 p.m.

The parade will muster at 11:30 a.m. at the Civil War monument before a welcome at noon and stepping off at 12:30 p.m. 

Shrewsbury

This year’s Memorial Day parade and ceremony will begin with opening remarks made by the Select Board and State Rep. Hannah Kane at 9 a.m. at the Soldier’s Memorial Located between the New Police Station and the Town Hall. 

The parade will start after the remarks at about 9:30 a.m. and head to the Town Center for the Memorial Day address in front of the War Memorial, which will be given by Major John Travers. 

For anyone who wants 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.

Southborough

The annual parade will begin at 9 a.m. There will then be stops at the Rural Cemetery, the Burnett Cemetery and the Revolutionary War Cemetery before another ceremony at the Civil War Monument.

Westborough

The town’s annual observances will begin at 8 a.m. with a gathering at the Knights of Columbus. Buses will depart for St. Luke’s Cemetery for observances at 9 a.m. After, there will be stops at Pine Grove Cemetery, Midland Cemetery and at the Forbes Building for the 11 a.m. ceremony.

The parade will include units of the U.S. Marine Corps, Westborough Police/Fire departments, junior and senior high school bands, Rotary and Lions clubs, Girls Scouts and Boy Scouts, VFW, American Legion, community floats and many Westborough veterans. 

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