WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Department of Veterans’ Services would like to invite residents to participate in Memorial Day ceremonies beginning at 8:00am on Saturday, May 25, 2019 with the decoration of Veterans’ graves at the Wildwood Cemetery, followed by the decorating of all the Veterans’ squares and memorials starting at 10:15am.
There will be a rededication ceremony at the Veterans’ Monument on Town Common on Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 1:30pm.
Wilmington’s world famous parade will step off from the Market Basket parking lot at 10:00am sharp on Monday, May 27, 2019. The youth groups will form at Wilmington House of Pizza and will be placed in the parade by a parade official. The bands, Honor Guards, and all the adult groups will meet at the Market Basket parking lot. The parade will head down Main Street, turn left on Route 62 (Church Street) and proceed to Wildwood Cemetery. The ceremony at the cemetery will start at 11:00am sharp.
If you have an organization that would like to participate in the parade, please contact the Department of Veterans’ Services at 978-694-2040 for an application and guidelines. Please come out and enjoy Memorial Day weekend and remember all those who have served and those who have given their life to defend our freedom.
Calling all WWII and Korean Veterans: You are invited to ride in the Memorial Day parade in the limousine, graciously provided by Dello Russo Family Funeral Home. Please meet at the Wilmington Market Basket at 9:30am on Monday, May 27, 2019 at we will place you in the parade. Please call the Wilmington Department of Veterans’ Services with any questions.
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