Natick has a number of observances and activities on Memorial Day, which falls on Monday, May 29. Memorial Day is a national holiday and honors those who lost their lives while defending their country.
Monday, May 29
8:15am—Flag raising at Moran Park (near the downtown MBTA station)
8:30am—Parade forms at Moran Park
8:40am—Parade marches to Town Common
9am—Ceremonies at the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Monument
10am—Parade resumes and marches from East Central to West Central and onto Pond Street for memorial services at Old Dell and St. Patrick’s cemeteries.
11am—Parade resumes, marches to Indian Burial Ground on Pond Street for ceremonies at 11:15 a.m.
Other important info
Parking meters in Natick will be free on Monday, May 29.
Natick’s Recycling Center, located on West Street at the corner of Route 27, is closed on Mon., May 29 (as well as every other Monday).
Natick Town offices will be closed Monday, May 29.
Memorial Day is an official holiday for the US Postal Service, so Post Offices will be closed on Monday, May 29 and there will be no home delivery of mail. It is also an official holiday for UPS, but scheduled UPS Critical Express and UPS Holiday packages should still arrive.
Massachusetts law states that liquor stores may not open until noon.
Morse Institute Library will be closed Saturday, May 27; Sunday, May 28; and Monday, May 29, in observance of the holiday.
The Bacon Free Library will be closed Saturday, May 27 (and all Saturdays Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend; and Sunday, May 28 (and all Sundays).
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