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Official Website:Sudbury Memorial Day Parade
Location:Sudbury Town Center, Sudbury, MA, 01776
Phone:(978) 443-3265
Dates:Monday, May 26, 2014
Hours:9:30am - 11:00am
Ages:Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
In/Outdoor:Outdoor
Cost:Free
Category:Parades


Sudbury Memorial Day ParadeThe Sudbury Memorial Day Parade, Ceremonies, and Program is held on the last Monday in May. Sudbury has formally honored its war dead for more than 100 years. The parade and ceremonies honor veterans of all wars that involved Sudbury residents starting with King Philip’s War in 1676.

Parade Schedule
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.

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).

Town Center Activities:
Hosmer House opens to the public at 10:00 a.m. and remains open until 2:00 p.m. An exhibit is on display, and light refreshments will be served.

The Memorial Day Program begins at Town Hall at 11:25 a.m. The names of Sudbury veterans who died since last Memorial Day are read aloud. Musical selections are performed by the Sudbury Ancient Fyfe and Drum Companies, followed by greetings from Donald Somers, Parade Marshal, Gold Star Family and local political leaders. There will also be trumpet selections and bugle calls by Robert Coe.

At the conclusion of the Town Hall Program, hot dogs and sodas will be served to Parade participants by the American Legion.

Parade Route and Schedule:
7:30 a.m. Revolutionary War Memorial Tribute
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
Maritime Ceremony at Hop Brook (on the march!)
9:50 a.m. Civil War Monument at Goodnow Library
10:00 a.m. King Philip Monuments at Wadsworth Cemetery

(Colonel Bonazzoli Salute: Minute and Militia)

10:25 a.m. WW II, Korea, and Vietnam
10:45 a.m. Brownies and Cubs enter at Our Lady of Fatima
11:00 a.m. WWI and Gold Star Ceremonies at Grinnell Park at Town Center
11:20 a.m. 911 Memorial, Memorial Garden
11:30 a.m. Program begins in Heritage Park
11:40 a.m. Revolutionary War Memorial Tribute
11: 45 a.m. “Song and Dance of Peace” Native American Council

Hosmer House
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.

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