Memorial Day events

Here’s how the North Shore is celebrating Memorial Day on Monday, May 27:


  • 10 a.m. Polish Legion of American Veterans Memorial Day at Saint Michael’s Hall, 25 Elmwood Ave. It is sponsored by the PLAV, Post 56 and Auxiliary.
  • 1:30 p.m. Parade starts at the North Shore Community College parking lot, to Washington and Market streets, City Hall Square, North Common, Park and Boston streets, and ends in front of Pine Grove Cemetery.
  • 2 p.m.: Tribute to the Fallen Ceremony & Field of Flags immediately following the parade at Pine Grove Cemetery, 145 Boston St. at the Sunken Garden.

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  • 8:15 a.m. Parade from Our Lady of the Assumption Church to South Burying Ground, Salem Street and Willow Cemetery, Summer Street.
  • 10 a.m. Parade from the Lynnfield Middle School to West Burying Ground, Old Burying Ground and Forest Hill Cemetery.
  • 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Final ceremonies at the 1714 Meeting House, 617 Main St., including music and cookout. In the event of heavy rain, the ceremony will be held in the Lynnfield Middle School, 505 Main St.


  • 9:30 a.m. The Memorial Day parade will kick off on Nahant Road and march to Tudor Wharf.


  • 11 a.m. Annual Memorial Day service Sunday, May 26 at 11 a.m. at the Puritan Lawn Memorial Park Veterans Circle on Lake Street. It will include presentation of $7,000 in scholarships on behalf of the Puritan Lawn Educational Foundation.


  • Saturday, 9:30 a.m. The Memorial Day parade will form on Jackson Street, 9 a.m. and start at Cliftondale Square along Lincoln Avenue, to Central Street, onto Winter Street to the Riverside Cemetery for a ceremony at the Veterans Burial Lot. The parade will re-form and march to Saugus Town Hall for the memorial ceremony. This year’s keynote speaker will be Francisco A. Ureña, state Secretary of the Department of Veterans’ Services. There will be a collation at American Legion Hall at noon.


  • 12 p.m. Ceremony held at Swampscott Cemetery.
  • All are welcome to join for a collation following the ceremony at the VFW Post 1240, 8 Pine St.

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