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May 23, 2014

Memorial Day events in Haverhill, region

HAVERHILL

Parade marchers will begin forming at 10 a.m. at Veterans of Foreign Wars Lorraine Post 29, 64 Kenoza Ave.

At 10:30 a.m, the parade will begin in front of Veterans of Foreign Wars Lorraine Post 29.

The parade will head down Main Street to Summer Street and to Linwood Cemetery for a memorial service. Event will include marching, music, prayers and a recital of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.

NORTH ANDOVER

At 10 a.m., the Memorial Day Parade will form on the west side of the Old Center Common (Osgood and Andover streets). The parade will then go right onto Massachusetts Avenue and then head left onto Salem Street, ending at Ridgewood Cemetery for a ceremony.

After the ceremony, the parade will reform and proceed back to the common and disperse. A small contingency will form at VFW Post 2104 on Park Street for a ceremonial flag raising and reception.

In the event of inclement weather, services will be held in the Middle School Veterans Auditorium at 10:30 a.m.

ANDOVER

The annual Memorial Day Parade will be held Monday at 10 a.m.

The parade route goes from the intersection of Elm and Florence streets to Main Street, over to Punchard Avenue and Bartlet Street, before ending at The Park at Chestnut and Bartlet streets.

A collation for all parade participants will follow at 11:30 a.m. in Doherty Middle School cafeteria.

In the event of heavy rain, all observances will be held inside Memorial Auditorium on Bartlet Street adjacent to the park.

Any civic, patriotic or fraternal organization wishing to march should contact the town Veterans Services Office at 978-623-8218. As is custom, no political activity is allowed as part of the parade.

The bridge on High Plain Road over Interstate 93 in Andover will be dedicated to the town’s veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars during a Memorial Day ceremony on Monday.

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