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 25, 2015. The parade will follow the same route as in
the past; the parade will end at the Town Hall. The Honorary Parade marshal for
2015 is Sturbridge Resident Roland “Rollie” Hewitt a WWII veteran and survivor
of the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.
09:30 A.M. Parade formation at the Old Fire Station
at RT 20 & RT 148
09:45 Parade Step-Off
09:50 Parade Stops for ceremony at the American Legion
10:00 Parade Stops in St. Anne’s Cemetery for service, reading
of “In Flanders Field”
10:20 Parade Marches
out of St.
Anne’s to board buses
10:45 Parade Reforms in front of Public Safety Complex
10:50 Ceremony at Firefighters
10:55 Parade Step Off, 2nd part, proceeds to North Cemetery
11:10 At North Cemetery, memorial service, reading of the
11:25 Parade returns to Town Common for final ceremony
11:30 Memorial Service for Old Cemetery, Decoration of
Monuments, Replacement of the
POW Flag, National Anthem and Flag raising
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 09:00 A.M., Safety complex at 09:10 A.M., Senior Center
at 9:20 A.M. Legion Hall at 9:25 A.M. at Old Fire Station for 9:30. 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, elderly or disabled person
needing a ride for the parade is asked to call the American Legion Post 109 at
347-3248 by Friday May 22nd.
For more information call Phil Courville @
STURBRIDGE Pre- Memorial
All Veterans are encouraged to attend any or all of the events listed.
Friday, May 24,
1: Annual Memorial Day breakfast and ceremony,
8:00 AM Tantasqua
, All veterans invited, please call
the Junior HS to confirm your attendance, 508-347-7381.
2: Annual Burgess Elementary School Memorial Day
assembly, 1:30 P.M.
3: Veterans who want to help decorate graves are
asked to meet the American Legion Hall at 6:30 P.M.
Sunday, May 26:
veterans are invited the annual Memorial Day Sunday Service of the Sturbridge Federated Church
. Veterans are asked to meet outside of the
Church at 10:15 A.M.
Monday May 27:
Annual Memorial Day Parade and Services. Parade Forms at 9:30 A.M. at the old fire
station, Corner of Rt. 20 and Rt. 148, proceeds to St. Anne’s Cemetery, for
services at 10:00 A.M. then reforms at the Public Safety Complex at 10:45.
Parade concludes at 11:30 on the Town Common.
Open House will follow at the American Legion
Bus transportation is available before, during
and after the parade.
Veteran’s needing rides are asked to call Post
109 at 347-3248. Before Friday May 24.
For further information call Phil Courville @ 413-237-7879.