Below is information on this year’s Memorial Day observances, per the Town Manager’s latest Town Topics newsletter:
“Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. It is a day for our nation to remember, reflect upon and honor those who have given their all in service to their country. 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima. During this battle 6,035 American soldiers were killed.
Residents are invited to participate in Memorial Day observances commencing on Saturday, May 23 beginning at 8 a.m. with the decoration of veterans’ graves at Wildwood Cemetery followed by the decoration of all squares and memorials. On Sunday, May 24 a Mass will be held at Noon at St. Thomas Church. At 1 p.m. there will be a rededication of the Police Station Monument and the Memorial Shrine at St. Thomas of Villanova followed by the rededication of all parks, squares and monuments at the Veterans’ Monument on the Town Common.
Wilmington’s Memorial Day Parade will be on Monday, May 25 at 10 a.m. At 11 a.m., a ceremony will be held at the Wildwood Cemetery to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Groups wishing to march in the parade should contact the Wilmington Veterans’ Services Office at 978-694-2040.”