South Shore: Memorial Day Events Taking Place Across The Region

Towns across the South Shore will be holding Memorial Day events on Monday.

In Abington a parade will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at the American Legion Hall on Washington St. the Parade will then head to Mt. Vernon Cemetery for a ceremony.

Braintree will begin its Memorial Day observances with a monument tour that will begin at the American Legion on Washington St. at 6 a.m. and run until 9:30 a.m. There will then be a service at the Blue Hills Cemetery that will begin at 11 a.m. and will feature retired Army Col. Cherl L. Poppe. In the event of rain the service will be moved to Town Hall.

The Memorial Day Parade in Carver will begin at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Sons of Veterans Hall. The parade route will include services at Veterans Bridge, the Town Hall, and the United Parish Churchyard. A Memorial Service will then be held at 10:30 a.m. at the North Carver Green.

A 7 a.m. breakfast will be held Monday at the Mealy Legion Post in Cohasset. A parade will then follow at 8 a.m. Another parade will take place at 10:45 a.m. at Music Circus; then there will be a noon parade at Veterans Memorial Park.

Duxbury’s Memorial Day Parade kicks off at 10 a.m. at Standish Cemetery. The parade will then head to Hall’s Corner and down Depot St. for a concluding ceremony at Mayflower Cemetery. A memorial service will also be held at First Parish Church.

The Halifax Memorial Day Parade will kick off at 9:30 a.m. at Country Club Dr. and end at Halifax Town Hall where ceremonies will take place.

Hanover’s Memorial Day Parade will begin at 10 a.m. at Town Center and the route will include services at several sites including the Hanover Veterans’ Memorial. There will be a final service that will include prayers, songs, and speeches.

In Hanson the Memorial Day Parade will begin around 10 a.m. at the Indian Head School with a route that will include brief ceremonies at Town Hall and the Fern Hill Cemetery.

Hingham Town Hall will host a ceremony Monday morning at 11 a.m. where veterans and their families will be honored. The event will feature remarks from Sgt. First Class Roger Knight of the U.S. Army.

Holbrook will begin its Memorial Day observances with services at the Wendell Cemetery at 8:15 a.m.; a ceremony at Union Cemetery at 9 a.m.; and Town Hall at 11 a.m. Town Hall will also host a 5K that will begin and end there around 9 a.m. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. at Holbrook High School and end at Town Hall.

Hull High School will be the starting point for the parade that will began at 9:30 a.m. and end at Hull Cemetery where a ceremony will be held.

In Kingston the Memorial Day Parade will begin at 10 a.m. at Kingston Elementary School. The parade route will include tributes at all war memorials in town and then a ceremony at the Town House Green.

A series of services will be held in Marshfield beginning at 7:30 a.m. at Winslow Cemetery; Cedar Grove Cemetery at 7:45 a.m.; Marshfield Cemetery at 8 a.m.; Marshfield Hills Cemetery at 8:15 a.m.; Couch Cemetery at 8:30 a.m.; and Standish Old Skunk Cemetery at 8:45 a.m. Library Plaza will serve as the starting point for Marshfield’s Parade which begins at 10:30 a.m. will head down Ocean St. for a ceremony at Veterans’ Memorial Park. In the event of rain a ceremony will be held at the Furnace Brook Middle School Auditorium at 11 a.m.

Milton will hold a ceremony at 9:30 a.m. at the Town Hall with another ceremony to follow at 10 a.m. at the Milton Cemetery.

Norwell’s Memorial Day Parade will leave the United Church of Christ at 10 a.m. and end at the Common for a ceremony that will feature student-read essays.

A veterans service will be held in Pembroke at the Bryantville United Methodist Church. The Parade will begin at 10 a.m. at the former Arrow Restaurant on Center St. It will end with a ceremony at First Church.

Plymouth’s Memorial Day Parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Memorial Hall with a route that will include memorial services and a wreath laying ceremony. Veterans organizations and members of the Bud Band will hold a Sea Dedication ceremony at the state pier following the parade. In the event of rain ceremonies will take place at 10:30 a.m. inside Memorial Hall.

The Memorial Day Parade in Quincy will begin at 10 a.m., at the Quincy Credit Union. The parade route will include a brief ceremony at the Church of Presidents before ending at Mount Wollaston for a closing ceremony that will feature guest speaker Derek Smith, an executive officer of the United States Coast Guard.

In Randolph ceremonies will begin at 8 a.m. at Town hall,; Crawford Square at 9 a.m.; 10 a.m. at Central Cemetery; and 10:45 a.m. at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Once the ceremonies conclude there will be a march from Zaputus Ice Arena down AMVETS Lane with a barbecue to follow at AMVETS Post 51.

Rockland’s Memorial Day Parade will begin at 10 a.m. at the corner of Summer St. and Union St. with a route that will include memorial services along the way.

Scituate will begin Memorial Day with a ceremony that leaves from the Harbormaster’s Office for a wreath tossing into the sea. The parade will leave Town Hall at 10:30 a.m.

In Whitman ceremonies will begin at 7 a.m. at the High St. Cemetery; Knights of Columbus at 7:30 a.m.; St. James Cemetery at 7:50 a.m.; Mt. Zion Cemetery at 8:10 a.m.; VFW Circle at 8:25 a.m.; and Colebrook Cemetery at 8:40 a.m. The parade will begin at 9:30 a.m at the corner of Court St. and South Ave. and end at the Veterans’ Monument in Whitman Park with ceremonies taking place along the way.

Memorial Day observances in Weymouth will begin with an 8:30 a.m. wreath placement at Colombian Square. A 9:30 a.m. ceremony will then be held at the Korean War Memorial in Jackson Square. The parade will then leave Jackson Square at 10:15 a.m. head down Broad St. and end at Town Hall. A program will follow at 11 a.m. at the Ralph Talbot Amphitheater.

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.