2021 Wilmington Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony: What You Need To Know

WILMINGTON, MA — Below is information on the Wilmington Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony from Wilmington’s Department of Veterans Services:

Memorial Day Parade

9:30 A.M. Parade formation – Adult Groups at Market Basket Parking Lot
**All Youth Groups at Walgreens Parking Lot**

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, Troop 136, DAV Chapter 110 Wilmington/Tewksbury, Wilmington Minutemen, Boy Scouts of America Troop 126 & Pack 126 & Cub Scouts Pack 56, Boy Scouts Troop 56, American Legion Riders (Dirty Water Post 442 Cambridge, Bay St. Post 136 Wilmington)

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, Wilmington Lions Club, Wilmington United Methodist Church Float

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

Memorial Day Ceremony

11:00 A.M. Veterans’ Lot and Soldiers Monument at Wildwood Cemetery – Ceremonies

  • Flag Ceremony – All Color Guards
  • The National Anthem sung by Ryann Walsh
  • Invocation – Rev. Christopher Fike, St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Chapel
  • Master of Ceremonies – Lou Cimaglia IV, Director, Department of Veterans’ Services
  • Sgt. At Arms: USAF Retired Major Rob Oliveri, USCG Retired Henry Diorio
  • Introduction of Dignitaries: Gold Star Families
  • Placing of Wreath: Gold Star Families
  • Musical Presentation – WPD Sgt. Matthew Stavro, Bagpipes, High School Band
  • Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address read by 8th Grade WMS Student Kyra Turner
  • Poem read by 8th Grade WMS student Brynne Ebert
  • 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 – Rev. Christopher Fike, St. Elizabeth’s Epioscopal Chapel
  • WPD Sgt. Matthew Stavro, Bagpipes

Parade Road Closures Information

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