Natick has a number of observances and activities slated leading up to Memorial Day and on the May 29 holiday itself.
Monday, May 22
8 a.m. – Decorate veterans’ memorials and graves with
Wednesday, May 24
7 p.m. – 99th Transfer of Flags, Kennedy Middle School
Thursday, May 25
6 p.m. – Decorate veterans’ graves with flags (rain date
Saturday, May 27
8:30 a.m. – Final walk-through, cemeteries at Pond Street
Monday, May 29
8:15 a.m. – Flag raising at Moran Park
8:30 a.m. – Parade forms at Moran Park
8:40 a.m. – Parade marches to Town Common
9 a.m. – Ceremonies at the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Monument
10 a.m. – 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.
11 a.m. – Parade resumes, marches to Indian Burial Ground on Pond Street for ceremonies at
11:30 a.m. – Parade disbands.
Volunteers needed: Contact the town’s Veterans Services Office at 508-647-6545, or Rosa at 508-647-6400, ext. 1900, for more information.