WILMINGTON MEMORIAL DAY 2020: Parade CANCELLED, But Ceremonies STILL HAPPENING

Below is an announcement from the Wilmington Department of Veterans Services:

WILMINGTON, MA — Due to the current social distance requirements, the Wilmington Department of Veterans Services has regretfully decided to cancel the Memorial Day parade originally scheduled for Monday, May 25, 2020.

The traditional ceremony, however, will STILL be held at the Veterans’ Lot and Soldiers Monument at Wildwood Cemetery at 11:00 AM on Monday, May 25, 2020. While the public is welcome to attend, any social distancing measures that are in place will be followed.

The public is also welcome to assist with decorating Veterans’ graves at Wildwood Cemetery at 8:00 AM on Saturday May 23, 2020, and decorating Monuments and Squares beginning at 10:15 AM on Saturday, May 23, 2020.

On Sunday, May 24 at 1:00 PM, the Police Station Monument will be rededicated, followed by a short Ceremony on the Town Common at 1:15 PM to honor all of Wilmington’s fallen heroes and learn the stories behind our monuments.

A complete schedule of the weekend’s events is below.

Memorial Day 2020

(NOTE: Cover photo is from Paul Oliver Photography.)

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