2017 Wilmington Memorial Day Full Schedule Of Activities

WILMINGTON, MA — Below is the full schedule of Memorial Day activities in Wilmington, provided by the Wilmington Veterans Department.  This year’s ceremony honors the 100th Anniversary of World War I.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

8:00 A.M. Decoration of Veterans’ Graves at Wildwood Cemetery (Public invited)

10:15 A.M. Decoration of all Squares and Memorials (Public invited)
Families of Veterans with Parks/Squares/Memorials are invited to attend
(Please refer to Sunday’s schedule for the order in which they will be decorated)
Starting at Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial- Wilmington Memorial Library
Taps will be played at all squares by Ken Michaud

Sunday, May 28, 2017

11:00 A.M. Veterans’ Mass at St. Thomas-Villanova Church, Wilmington
Rededication of Parks, Squares, and Monuments

1:00 P.M. Police Station Monument (Public invited)
Memorial Shrine – St. Thomas of Villanova (public invited)

1:15 P.M. Town Common Reading of all squares and names (Public invited)
At Veterans Monument on Town Common – Rededication of Following Squares:

  • Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial – Wilmington Memorial Library
  • Robert W. Parent Memorial – Old Town Hall, Middlesex Avenue
  • Rogers Park – Middlesex Avenue by Town Pound
  • Ronald Eaton Square – Glen Road and Main Street
  • Missing at Sea Sailors – Silver Lake at Main Street
  • John F. Landry Jr. Memorial – Main Street at Silver Lake
  • John J. Fullerton, Jr. Memorial – Grove Avenue
  • Richard Welch M.I.A. Memorial – Main Street and Bridge Lane
  • Nee Park – Burlington Avenue and Chestnut Street
  • Berrigan Park – Lower Main Street and Cook Avenue
  • John A. Rich Memorial – Lowell Street near Textron
  • Veterans Memorial Bridge at Lowell Street
  • Drew Square – Woburn Street and West Street
  • Butterworth Square – Federal at Concord Street
  • Regan Park – Salem Street
  • Old Soldiers Lot – Wildwood Cemetery
  • WWI Cannon- Wildwood Cemetery

Monday, May 29, 2017

9:30 A.M. Parade formation – Adult Groups at Market Basket Parking Lot
**All Youth Groups at Wilmington House of Pizza**

10:00 A.M. Parade Starts – Main Street to Church St. to Middlesex Ave. to Wildwood Cemetery. (All cars use the Wildwood Street Cemetery Entrance.)

Division I

Wilmington Police Honor Guard, Wilmington Fire Dept. Color Guard, Town Officials and Dignitaries, WHS Band, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2458, Constitution Island United Navy Sea Bees, Marine Corps League, American Legion Post 136, DAV Chapter 110 Wilmington/Tewksbury, Wilmington Minutemen, Boy Scouts of America Troop 136 & Pack 136 & Cub Scouts Pack 56, Boy Scouts Troop 56

Division II

Aleppo Temple Shrine, Wilmington MA

Division III

Tewksbury/Wilmington Order of Elks, Tewksbury/Wilmington Emblem Club, Wilmington Friendship Lodge AF and AM, Wilmington Sons of Italy, Knights of Columbus and 4th Degree Honor Guard, Wilmington Combined Intermediate School Band, Wilmington Rotary, Lions Club, Wilmington United Methodist Church

Division IV

The Dance Company, Wilmington Recreation Tee Ball, Wilmington Youth Soccer, Wilmington Boys and Girls Basketball, Silver Lake Tae Kwon Do, Academy of Traditional Karate and A.T.A., Black Belt Academy, Wilmington Dance Academy, Children’s Theatre Workshop, Lorraine Spada School of Dance, Wilmington High School cheerleaders and Pop Warner cheerleaders, Wilmington Youth Lacrosse, Cub Scout Pack 361

Division V

Wilmington Elementary School Band, Junior and Cadet Girl Scouts, Brownies, Daisies

Division VI

All other vehicles

11:00 A.M. Veterans’ Lot and Soldiers Monument – Ceremonies
Flag Ceremony – All Color Guards
The National Anthem sung by Nicole Bertolami, WHS graduate
Invocation – Deacon Cliff King, Vietnam Wateran
Master of Ceremonies – Lou Cimaglia IV, Director, Department of Veterans’ Services
Introduction of Dignitaries: Doris Syrakos (Gold Star Mother), Guest Speaker
Specialist Antonio J. Syrakos, Passed January 10, 2013

Placing of Wreath: Wilmington Gold Star Families

Musical Presentation – Wilmington High School Band
Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address read by 8th Grade WMS Student Sam Juergens
Poem read by 8th Grade Wilmington Middle School student Allison Broussard
Wilmington Veterans Roll Call of Killed in Action/Missing in Action
Rifle Volley – Wilmington’s Police Department Rifle Team
Cannon Volley – Wilmington Minutemen
Taps – Trumpeters from Wilmington High School Music Department
Benediction – Deacon Clifford King, Vietnam War Veteran
Parade Regroups – Marches out Main Gate to Middlesex Ave. to pass in review at the Fourth of July Building

NOTE: ALL YOUTH GROUPS AT THE WILMINGTON HOUSE OF PIZZA WILL BE PLACED IN DIVISION IV AND V BEFORE ANY VEHICLES. Hot dogs at the Fourth of July Building after parade for all children who march, provided by The Town of Wilmington.

*ALL VEHICLES WILL BE BEHIND CHILDREN.

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