EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

May 23, 2013

Parades, ceremonies planned for Memorial Day weekend


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Atkinson: The parade will start at Town Hall on Academy Avenue at 10:30 a.m on Monday. The parade goes to Dow Common on Main Street. After the parade, there will be a ceremony on the common by the soldier’s monument. Following the ceremony, residents are invited to the fire station, where the Atkinson Fire Department will hold its annual cookout.

Danville: The parade, hosted by American Legion Post 115, begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at Danville Elementary School. The parade will travel along Main Street to the veterans memorial, where there will be a brief ceremony. Parade participants should be at the school no later than 9:30 a.m.

Derry: Derry begins its Memorial Day schedule Monday with early services at area cemeteries and veteran post homes. A parade steps off at Hood Commons on Crystal Avenue at 11 a.m. Immediately following the parade, traditional services are held at MacGregor Park with guest speakers and wreath-laying ceremonies at the park’s veterans monuments.

Hampstead: Services will begin at 11 a.m. on Monday at the bandstand at Meetinghouse Park on Main Street. If it is raining, services will be held at Hampstead Veterans Memorial Gym.

Kingston: The parade starts at 1 p.m. Monday in front of Town Hall. The parade will proceed up Church Street and continue to Greenwood Cemetery on North Road for a ceremony. An open house will be held at the Kingston Veterans Club after the observance.

Londonderry: The town hosts a Memorial Day parade Monday beginning at Londonderry High School at 10 a.m. The parade marches down Mammoth Road with traditional ceremonies to follow at the Town Common.

Newton: The Memorial Day parade begins at 11 a.m. Monday at Memorial Elementary School and continues along West Main Street to the cemetery on Whittier Street for the ceremony. Parade participants should line up at 10:30 a.m.

Pelham: There will be a wreath-laying ceremony at 9 a.m. Monday in Veterans Memorial Park, Mammoth Road. Parade musters at 10:15 a.m. at the Village Green. There will be a ceremony in Gibson Cemetery on Marsh Road and also in the town center. A community barbecue will be hosted by the American Legion at the pavilion.

Plaistow: The parade will start at 10 a.m. Monday at Pollard School on 120 Main St. The town will also have a ceremony honoring Korean War veterans on the 60th anniversary of the war’s end.

Salem: The parade, hosted by the Salem Veterans Association, begins at 10 a.m. Monday at Pine Grove Cemetery at 329 Main St. The procession continues to Veterans Memorial Park for a ceremony.

Sandown: The parade begins at noon Monday at the Sandown Depot and proceeds south along Main Street to the war monument on the Town Hall lawn, where children are encouraged to place tokens of appreciation. The parade then continues to Center Cemetery for a ceremony. Parade participants should line up at the depot at 11:30 a.m.

Windham: The parade steps off at 9:30 a.m. Monday from Center School, Lowell Road, to the Wilbur E. Tarbell Memorial in the Cemetery on the Plains, Cobbett’s Pond Road. Parade marshal is Jack Leonard, Windham’s oldest World War II veteran. A ceremony will be in the cemetery. The Windham High orchestra will perform patriotic songs beginning at 9 a.m. in the cemetery.