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Westford releases Memorial Day schedule, parade routes

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Memorial Day 2022 – Town wide celebration of Memorial Day will be held on Sunday, May 29. Ceremonies will be conducted at Freedom Park @ 9 a.m., Forge Village monument @ 9:15 a.m., Graniteville monument on North Main St @ 9:45 a.m. and then at Nab Lake, Byrne Ave. dam at 10:45 a.m. On the Town Common, the reading of the Honor Rolls will begin at 10:15 a.m.

Culminating the village ceremonies will be a parade starting at noon from the Roudenbush Community Center to the Town Common. 

Veterans who would like to participate should meet at the Cameron Senior Center at 8 a.m. on Sunday. All are encouraged to commemorate our US servicemen and servicewomen who have died in defense of our country on this holiday weekend. Join us if you can. 

An “event guide” containing parade routes and times will be located on the town website in the Veterans Services Documents: https://www.westfordma.gov/DocumentCenter/View/11233/Westford-Memorial-Day-May-29th-2022

US flags to be placed on veterans graves in May. 

American Legion Post #159 members will be putting the US flags up in the  weeks prior to Memorial Day. We will do our best to make sure that every veteran’s grave is properly marked. Sometimes a flag will be misplaced or unintentionally omitted, please let the Veterans Service Officer know if a flag is missing, we will try and put one in place prior to Memorial Day. The Town of Westford’s Military Burial Index can be found at https://data.westfordma.gov/vets/

The flat bronze markers are provided by the VA at no cost, more information on obtaining them can be found at https://www.va.gov/burials-memorials/memorial items/headstones-markers-medallions/ or by calling/emailing the Veterans Services department. (978) 392-1170 or veterans@westfordma.gov