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Six Memorial Day Events in Central Mass.

Friday, May 25, 2012

 

Water Ceremony

Join in celebrating Worcester's veterans at this annual commemorative ceremony in Elm Park.

Sponsored by The Worcester Veterans’ Council, City Manager Michael O’Brien and the Veterans’ Service Department

Sunday, May 27, 2012
2:00 p.m. at Elm Park
Registration – 1:15 p.m. at the corner of Elm and Russell Streets

Ceremonies in West Boylston

West Boylston will be hosting multiple ceremonies for Memorial Day on May 28th. Local factions of the American Legion, West Boylston Post #6907 Veterans of Foreign Wars, will be joining citizens, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, members of the Fire Department, Police Department, and other organizations of the town in observance of these Memorial Day exercises. All veterans are invited to assist in the ceremonies. Events include decoration of the Veterans Monument accompanies by prayer, hymns, remarks, and firing squad followed by a parade:

Decoration of Veterans Memorial Monument
St. Luke's Cemetery, Lancaster St.
Exercises at 8:30 a.m.

High Plains Cemetery
Assemble at High St. at 9:15 a.m.

Parade assembles as the Duncan M. Gillies parking lot at 11:00 a.m.

Turtle Boy Urban Gardeners Weed Up

Worcester's infamous Turtle Boy statue in the downtown Commons.

Everyone's favorite Worcester statue needs a clean up. If you want to join in some community service for Memorial Day, join local flower shop, Sprout, in cleaning up the infamous Turtle Boy as it turns 100 this year.

If the event sees a healthy turnout, the group will be planting fresh flora around the statue. Sprout suggests bringing sun block, water, garden gloves, and if you have it -- spare bag of black mulch. The flower shop will bring some tools, more garden gloves for those without, and plants if we get enough replies in the affirmative.

Monday, May 28, 2012
10:00 am
Turtle Boy statue, intersection of Franklin and Front Streets 
Rain date: Sunday June 10, 2012

Red White and Blue Blast 5k

Support local schools at the Red White and Blue Blast 5k. All proceeds will go to the Worcester Public school of your choice. Registration is at 8:00 a.m. Runners may sign up at  www.signmeup.com/redwhiteblue5k

Entry Fees $20 pre-registered, $10 for kids age 12 and under by May 18th, 2012. Day-of $25

Kids fun run - $5.00
Registration Time: 7:30 - 8:30 AM
Start of Race 9:00 AM 5k race/walk
10:00 AM Start of Kids Fun Run

Prizes awarded in male and female division for various age groups, including Under 12, 13-18, 18 to 29, 30 to 49, and 50+

Sponsored by: Flagg Street PTG  

Saturday, May 26, 2012
9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Flagg St School
115 Flagg St

Remembrance Ceremony

A special Memorial Day ceremony will be held in Worcester's Hope Cemetery with guest speaker, Major Stephen L. Godin, Senior Naval Science Instructor, Naval JROTC Unit, North High School.

Participants will meet at 8:45 AM inside the Main Gate for a short procession to the G.A.R. veterans' section (#45).

Sponsored by the Worcester Veterans' Council, City Manager Michael O'Brien and the Veterans' Service Department.

Monday, May 28, 2012
9:00 a.m. at Hope Cemetery

Wreath Laying Ceremony

Come enjoy the weather and honor the reason for the holiday at Worcester's largest municipal park. The Perpetual Care Committee is sponsoring a Wreath Laying Ceremony at Green Hill Park.

Monday, May 28, 2012
11:00 a.m. – Massachusetts Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Green Hill Park

 

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