MEMORIAL DAY 2012
The Sturbridge Veterans Council cordially invites all residents, youth groups and a special invitation to our Veterans to participate in the annual Memorial Day Parade. The Parade this year will be held on Monday, May 28, 2012. The parade will follow the same route as in the past, the parade will end on the Town Common the Celtic Thunder pipe and drum unit will provide music. The Honorary Parade marshal for 2012 is Sturbridge Resident Roland “Rollie” Hewitt a WWII veteran and survivor of the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.
9:00 A.M. Parade formation at the Old Fire Station at RT 20 & RT 148
9:15 A.M. Parade Step-Off
9:20 A.M. Parade Stops for ceremony at the American Legion Monument
9:30 A.M. Parade Stops in St. Anne’s Cemetery for service, reading of “In Flanders Field”
9:50 A.M. Parade Marches out of St. Anne’s to board buses
10:15 A.M. Parade Reforms in front of Public Safety Complex
10:20 A.M. Ceremony at Firefighters Monument
10:25 A.M. Parade Step Off, 2nd part, proceeds to North Cemetery
10:40 A.M. At North Cemetery, memorial service, reading of the Gettysburg Address
10:55 A.M. Parade returns to Town Common for final ceremony
11:00 A.M. Memorial Service for Old Cemetery, Decoration of Monuments, Replacement of the POW Flag, National Anthem and Flag raising, Guest speakers
11:30 A.M. Dedication New Monument, Tribute to Armed Forces, H.S. Band, Decoration
New Monument, Replacement Flags, National Anthem
12:00 Noon Open House at the American Legion, All parade participants and residents invited.
Bus transportation will be provided BEFORE the Parade, starting at the Town Hall at 8:30 A.M., Safety complex at 8:40 A.M., Senior Center at 8:50 A.M. Legion Hall at 8:55 A.M. at Old Fire Station for 9:00. Bus transportation will be provided during the parade from the Senior Center to the Public Safety Complex, and after the parade from the Town Hall back to the Old Fire Station with stops at the Safety Complex, Senior Center and Legion Hall. Any veteran,
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