Amesbury Memorial Day Parade and Ceremonies

Memorial Day parade and ceremonies in Amesbury Massachusetts. Photo: ©2023 Bill O'Connor

The Amesbury Memorial Day Ceremonies is organized by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2016 and will start at 9:00 AM at Alliance Park where a wreath will be thrown into the Merrimac River in memory of deceased Marines and Sailors. From there veterans will gather and place wreaths at the VFW Cemetery plot in Union Cemetery, then to the Amesbury Doughboy and Justin Park, and then to the Polish War Memorial on Market Street.

The main Memorial Day Ceremony will be held at the Amesbury High School Auditorium at 10:30 AM. Guest speaker will be author, singer, song-writer, and Civil War re-enactor Mark Lapointe. Mark will read selections from his newly published book “Letters from Germany” which is a compilation of letters written during World War II from his grandfather to his grandmother. Mark will also sing a specially composed song dedicated to these letters.

Veterans and citizens are encouraged to attend this ceremony to show support for the veterans and first responders who gave their lives in service to our country.

The main ceremony will begin at 10:30 AM inside Amesbury High School. The public is encouraged to attend to show respect for the military men and women who gave their lives serving our country, and the first responders who gave their lives serving their communities.

When: 
Monday, May 27, 2024 7:30-11am
Prices: 
FREE
Phone: 
978.388.8136
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