South Shore: Roundup of Memorial Day Parades and Ceremonies

The South Shore is marking Memorial Day with parades, as well as special services, ceremonies and dedications.

Here’s a rundown.

Abington’s Memorial Day Parade will start at 10 a.m. at Beaver Brook Elementary School.

Carver’s parade begins at 9 a.m. at the Sons of Veterans Hall.

Cohasset’s Memorial Day Parade start at 8:15 a.m. at the American Legion Post.  It will stop and host ceremonies at North Cohasset Cemetery, Woodside Cemetery, Beechwood Cemetery, Sohier St. Assembly, Central Cemetery and POW/MIA Square.  The parade will end at noon at Veterans Park.

Duxbury will host a ceremony at 8 a.m. that starts at Ashdod Cemetery and ends at Myles Standish Cemetery.  The parade steps off from there at 10 a.m., and ends with a service at First Parish Church.  There will be a military service at the Veterans Memorial in Mayflower Cemetery.

Halifax will host a parade starting at 9:30 a.m. at Shelby Plaza and will head to Town Hall, where a wreath-laying ceremony will take place.

Hanover’s Memorial Day Parade starts at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, followed by a reception at the American Legion post.

Hanson’s parade gets underway at 10 a.m. Monday at Indian Head School and will head to town hall and the Fern Hill Cemetery.  There will also be reception at the American Legion post.

Hingham is holding an 11 a.m. ceremony on the town common.  Navy Veteran Dan Daly, chairman of the New England Center for Homeless Veterans, will be the principal speaker.

In Hull, the parade begins at 9:30 a.m. at the high school, proceeds along Main and Spring Streets to the Gold Star Mothers Monument in Hull Village Cemetery, where services will be held.  Right after the parade, street signs will be dedicated in front of the fire station.

Kingston’s Memorial Day Parade will start at 1 p.m. at the elementary school, and will end at the Town House with a ceremony.

Marshfield’s parade kicks off behind the Marshall’s parking lot on Rte. 139 at 10:30 a.m.  Marchers will head down Snow Rd. to Ocean St.  The parade will end with a ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park.

Norwell’s Memorial Day Parade steps off at 10:30 a.m. and will head east on Main St. to the Norwell Veterans Memorial Common, then south on River St.  There will be an 11 a.m. ceremony on the common, followed by a reception at the American Legion post.

Pembroke’s parade will begin at 1 p.m. at the Lucky Dawg and will proceed to Town Memorial Park for a ceremony.

Plymouth’s parade starts at 9:30 a.m. at Shirley Sq. and will go on Rte. 3A to Rte. 44, and down Summer St. and onto the Training Green with stops for wreath-laying and ceremonies along the way.

Quincy’s parade steps off at 10:30 a.m. at Quincy Credit Union, and will end at the World War II podium in Mt. Wollaston Cemetery.

Rockland’s 10 a.m. parade goes from Summit St. to the Union Square Memorial.

Scituate’s Memorial Day Parade starts at 10:30 a.m. at Town Hall and heads down First Parish Rd. to Lawson Park, where the Memorial Day program will start at about 11.  Names of all the military veterans from Scituate who died in the past year will be read aloud, followed by the ringing of a bell.

Weymouth will host a parade that gets underway at 10 a.m. in Jackson Sq. and will end at the Talbot Amphitheater with a ceremony at 11.

Whitman will have a parade that starts at 9 a.m at the corner of Court St. and Whitman Ave.  It will head through town and end at Town Park. Ceremonies will be held following the parade at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post.


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About Garo Hagopian

Garo Hagopian has been a member of the WATD family as a weekend news anchor since 2008, and has been a writer-producer-editor at WBZ in Boston since 1996.