Sudbury Memorial Day Parade
The main part of the parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Rugged Bear Plaza, where Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and a delegation of Native Americans will join veterans, the American Legion, the Sudbury Companies of Militia and Minute, and the Sudbury Ancient Fyfe and Drum Companies.
Parade Route and Schedule
7:30 a.m. Revolutionary War Memorial Tribute, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, 9/11 Memorial
8:30 a.m. Commemorative ceremonies at Old North Cemetery and New North Cemetery
9:00 a.m. Parade assembles at Rugged Bear Plaza
9:30 a.m. Parade begins at Rugged Bear Plaza
9:50 a.m. Civil War Monument at Goodnow Library
10:00 a.m. WW II, Korea, and Vietnam War Monuments, Wadsworth Cemetery
10:25 a.m. Colonel Bonazzoli Salute/Wadsworth Monument Salute
10:45 a.m. Brownies and Cubs enter at Our Lady of Fatima
11:00 a.m. WWI Memorial at Grinnell/Veterans Park at Town Center
11:30a.m. Parade ends; Grinnell/Veterans Park Program begins
Activities at Grinnell/Veterans Park at Sudbury Town Center
11:00 a.m. WWI Ceremony at Grinnell Park/Veterans at Town Center
11:30 a.m. Program begins in Grinnell/Veterans Park
12 noon Hosmer House opens to public with a display recognizing town employees, school employees, and those who worked on various committees who died in 2015
The parade follows Route 20 and Concord Road, with stops at Hop Brook for a Maritime Ceremony, the Civil War Monument at the Goodnow Library, and the World War II, Korea, Vietnam and King Philip monuments at Wadsworth Cemetery. Cub Scouts and Brownies join the parade at Our Lady of Fatima, as it continues and ends with a World War I ceremony at Grinnell Park in the town center at 11:00am.
Veterans are invited to join the line of march at Rugged Bear Plaza. Uniforms are not required. Civilian clothes which respect the dignity of the occasion (dark slacks, white dress shirt, and hat that identifies your branch of service or veterans' organization are appropriate).
Heritage Park Activities
The Memorial Day Activities begin at Heritage Park at noon. The Hosmer House, Sudbury Center, Old Sudbury Rd., will be open on May 30th from noon to 3:00 p.m. The parlor will have a display recognizing town employees, school employees, and those who worked on various committees who passed away in 2015.The Hosmer House store will be open, selling cup plates, dolls, ornaments, books, and the popular Sudbury throws that feature historical buildings of Sudbury. Refreshments will be served and entrance is free of charge. The Sudbury Historical Commission welcomes all to visit the Hosmer House.
Grinnell/Veterans Park Program
This begins immediately after the conclusion of the parade. The names of Sudbury veterans who have passed since last Memorial Day are read aloud. Musical selections are performed by the Sudbury Ancient Fyfe and Drum Companies, followed by recognition of the Parade Marshal, Gerald Halterman, Gold Star Family, and local political leaders. Representative Carmine Gentile will speak.
There will also be trumpet selections and bugle calls by Robert Coe. The United Native American Council will carry out the ritual for remembering their warriors at the Town Center. The Council has performed this ceremony for over 30 years at Wadsworth Monument; their second performance as part of the Town Center program will allow all to witness this unique event.
At the conclusion of the Town Hall Program, hot dogs and sodas will be served to Parade participants by the American Legion.
The Historic Hosmer House is open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There will be collections of Militaria on display in the upstairs ballroom.
Sudbury Town Center, Sudbury, MA, 01776 map
at Rugged Bear Plaza, 410 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, MA, 01776
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