South Shore: Memorial Day Observances Taking Place This Weekend


Communities across the South Shore will be holding events this weekend in observance of Memorial Day. 

Cohasset will be hosting a veterans’ reception at 6 p.m. Friday at the Historical Society Building on South Main St. There will then be a dedication and wreath placement at Field of Honor on Summer St. at 1 p.m. Saturday. The Field of Honor will be open from  9 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Saturday, June 3.

In Rockland the Veterans of Foreign War will be decorating graves at noon on Saturday with a parade that will kick off at 10 o’clock Monday morning.

Braintree will be holding an observance at the Garden of Honor, Blue Hills Cemetery with speakers Mayor Joseph Sullivan and USCG Air Station Cape Cod commanding officer Capt. Timothy A. Tobiasz.

The Randolph Veterans Council will be holding a Memorial Service at 10 a.m. Sunday at the First Congregational Church. There will then be a ceremony at Lindwood Memorial Park at 1 p.m.  The parade will begin at 10 a.m. Monday to Summit St. 

Abington will have a Ceremony at Laidler Field at 7:30 a.m., a Ceremony at West Abington Cemetery at 7:45 a.m., a ceremony on the Island Grove Bridge at 8:45 a.m. and a Memorial Day Parade followed by Ceremony inside Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Then at 11:30 a.m. there will be a ceremony to dedicate Sgt. Daniel Vasselian Square at the corner of North Ave. and Brighton St.

Brockton’s parade will begin at 10 a.m. at the War Memorial Building on W. Elm St. There will also be a ceremony at City Hall.

Duxbury will be holding a ceremony at 8 o’clock at Ashdod Cemetery on Keene St. they will then proceed to other cemeteries before ending at 9:45 a.m. at Myles Standish Cemetery on Chestnut St. A parade will begin at 10 a.m. from the cemetery to the First Parish Church where a ceremony will be held at 11:15 a.m. Military services will then be held at the Veterans’ Memorial in Mayflower Cemetery followed by a reception at the American Legion post.

Many more communities will be holding parades and other observances on Monday.

About Dan McCready

Dan McCready is a South Shore native who’s happy to be back working in his home region. After graduating from Catholic Memorial High School, GO KNIGHTS! Dan attended Suffolk University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Communications. After college Dan worked as a standup comic and actor appearing in several theatrical productions, independent films, and worked as a background extra in films and TV shows including Fever Pitch, Underdog, and Brotherhood while also working as a weekend overnight DJ on Easy 99.1. Eventually Dan began covering the Boston entertainment scene for Production Live Online and, after being bit by the journalism bug, decided to further his studies at Northeastern University, where he earned his master's degree. Since that time Dan has worked across many media platforms for organizations including the Patriot Ledger, Cape Cod Broadcasting, and 1420 WBSM in New Bedford. Dan is currently residing in Milton and enjoys hanging out with friends, candlepin bowling, playing video games, and making videos for his fledgling YouTube Channel.