memorial day

Memorial Day Ceremony and Re-dedication

From date: 
Mon, 05/29/2017 - 12:00pm

This event features a Memorial Day ceremony, as well as the re-dedication of the First Burial Ground on Park St. The re-dedication will be lead by Mayor Galvin, the Woburn Historical Society, and the Woburn Cemetary Commission. It will also feature a new memorial stone, new fencing, and plans to identify 461 unmarked burials recently identified.

The United Veterans Council of Woburn and the Veteran’s Office of the City of Woburn, would like to invite you to participate in their annual Memorial Day parade and ceremonies on Monday May 25th, 2015.  

The parade will start at the Armory and march to Woburn Common for a ceremony, then proceed to Woodbrook Cemetery for a ceremony.  A bus will take them to the East Woburn Fire Station where they will muster and march to Calvary Cemetery with stops at the Jewish Cemetery and Knights of Columbus Memorial.

 

On Monday, May 26 the City of Woburn will host a Memorial Day parade. The parade will begin at 8:30 am. The parade route will begin at the Woburn Common, proceeds to Woodbrook Cemetery – Soldier’s Lot Common, then to the flag pole at Calvary Cemetery, and finishing at the Cross at Calvary Cemetery.  

On Monday, May 27th, there will be a Memorial Day parade and ceremonies to commemorate the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. 

The parade will start off at the Woburn Armory at 8AM and head towards the Woburn Commons for a ceremony at 8:45AM and onto Woodbrook Cemetery for a ceremony there at 9:25AM.

A bus will then transport the marchers to the East Woburn fire station. From there, they will then march to Calvary Cemetery arriving at 10:45AM. They will make stops at the Jewish Cemetery at 10:25AM and the Knights of Columbus memorial at 10:30AM.

Several veterans groups will be participating in the parade including: American Legion Post 101, Disabled American Veterans, Marine Corps League Woburn Leatherneck Detachment, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion Ladies Auxillary, as well as city officials.

For a complete schedule and parade roster for Memorial Day, see the attachment below.

There will also be several events leading up to the Memorial Day celebration:

  • May 20-May 28- Veterans speak at Woburn Schools
  • May 23- Senior Center will host veterans services at 12PM.
  • May 24- Flags will be placed at Calvary Cemetery at 10AM (volunteers needed)
  • May 25- Flags will be placed at Woodbrook Cemetery at 10 AM (volunteers needed)
  • May 26- Memorial Day service at St. Barbara's Church at 9AM
  • May 26- Veterans breakfast at the Moose Lodge at 10:15AM

Memorial Day Parade

From date: 
Mon, 05/27/2013 - 8:00am

The parade will start off at the Woburn Armory at 8AM and head towards the Woburn Commons for a ceremony at 8:45AM and onto Woodbrook Cemetery for a ceremony there at 9:25AM.

A bus will then transport the marchers to the East Woburn fire station. From there, they will then march to Calvary Cemetery arriving at 10:45AM. They will make stops at the Jewish Cemetery at 10:25AM and the Knights of Columbus memorial at 10:30AM.

This Monday, May 28, Veterans will be remembered and honored with a parade and ceremonies at the Common and all the cemeteries in the city.

The traditional Memorial Day parade will start on Main Street, just south of the Common, at the Armory.  Marchers will proceed, after the 8:15 call to order, to ceremonies on the Common, then at Woodbrook Cemetery. They then will ride to east Woburn, reassemble at the fire station and the new Goodyear School and march to the Jewish Cemetery, the Knights of Columbus Memorial, and Calvary Cemetery.

Please join the city in remembering those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

Volunteers are needed to help place flags on veterans’ graves.  Extra hands are most needed this coming Friday at Calvary Cemetery. The American Legion leads the flag effort there, starting at 10 a.m. The flag-placing takes about an hour.

On Saturday, volunteers are needed to assist the VFW placing flags at Woodbrook Cemetery, also starting at 10 a.m.