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Please take some time to Celebrate and Honor Memorial Day 




Monday, May 28th

Gloucester will not hold a parade this year, but will be holding special Memorial Day Ceremonies at Gloucester High School at 10:30 in the morning. Followed by lunch in the cafeteria around noon.


Monday, May 28th

In Rockport, the Memorial Day parade will start at 10 a.m. from American Legion Hall on Beach Street,  proceeds down Beach Street to Main Street and then to School Street, Pleasant Street and into Beech Grove Cemetery.  Memorial services will be held at the Veterans of Foreign Wars lot in the cemetery.  It will then go back to White Wharf and on to the American Legion Hall.


As written on the town of Manchester’s Facebook page

Manchester American Legion Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade Program
Date: Monday, May 28, 2018 @ 9AM.

8:30 AM Report to Legion – Veterans, Auxiliary and all parade participants gather at Legion.

9:00 AM Waterside Service – Recognition with wreath and poppies cast into the water in memory of all servicemen and women lost at sea.

9: 15 AM Line up to March – Veterans and all parade participants form up and start marching by the Town Hall. Head up Pine St to Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Wreath laying, rifle salute, and Taps at flagpole.

Form up and march to Rosedale Cemetery. Wreath laying, salute and Taps with reading of Gettysburg address (by Manchester Essex Region High School 10th grader) Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) lot.

Walk down to the Legion Lot for Memorial Day Service. In Flanders Fields poem to be read by 10th grader.

Form up on Pleasant Street Extension and proceed down towards School St. to Hinckley Park for wreath laying, gun salute and Taps.

March to Union Cemetery for gun salute and Taps.

March to 1661 Old Burial Ground on Summer Street for gun salute and Taps.

Return to American Legion for National Anthem and raising the flag.

Collation to follow at the Legion.

The firing squad along with Commander, Selectmen, buglers and police escort will depart to Kettle Cove Cemetery in Jeffrey Creek located on Magnolia Avenue.

Allan Kirker, Post Commander
Manchester Legion Amaral-Bailey Post #113


Monday @ 9:00 at Essex’s Memorial Park:  24 Martin Street.

As written on their Facebook Page:

Don’t miss the small town charm of a Memorial Day Parade in Essex. The parade progresses to the Town Cemetery for a military rifle salute to our country’s war veterans and then up Main Street to the Causeway Bridge. Town officials lead the parade followed by members of the school band and various athletic organizations. Norman Rockwell couldn’t have painted a better picture than our parade coming down Main Street.



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