Memorial Day observances (Updated)

The traditional Flag replacement at the Rural Cemetery will take place this evening. The annual parade and ceremony are on Monday morning.

Above: Residents are invited welcome to take part in the Town’s traditional parade and ceremony honoring Memorial Day. (Photo by Beth Melo)

I’m so sorry for not having posted this sooner. I kept forgetting that this is weekend is Memorial Day weekend!

In Southborough, the long weekend is about more than barbeques and family fun. It is the Town holds its traditional ceremony to honor soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice.

As always, the Veterans of VFW Post 3276 and American Legion Post 161 encourage the community to participate.

Changing of the Flags

On Friday, May 24th at 6:00 pm Scouts and the residents of Southborough are invited to join veterans at the Rural Cemetery to replace the flags on the graves of our fellow Veterans.

For those unfamiliar, the Rural Cemetery is located at 11 Cordaville Road.

Memorial Day Parade

On Monday morning, veterans, and local officials will march in the annual parade. Boys Scouts, Cub Scouts, and Girl Scouts, and the Trottier Middle School Band are all expected to march with them.

Participants for the parade should gather in advance in the Main St. Bank parking lot (corner of Rt. 30 and Newton St). 

The parade steps off at 9:00 am, proceeding down Main Street, then to the Rural Cemetery, Old Burial Ground, Civil War Memorial and concluding at the All Wars Memorial. Most years, a large crowd of residents follow along.

Traditionally, at each cemetery/memorial a short ceremony is held in honor of veterans laid to rest and Southborough residents who died in wars. The observances are expected to conclude around 10:30 am.

Updated (5/24/24 4:31 pm): I updated the details I was able to confirm.

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