Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 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.

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.

Memorial Day Parade Schedule and Roster:
Woburn Common - 8:45 AM
·      Posting of Colors – All Units
·      Flag Raising – Joe Limonciello, Dave Epps and Denis Maher
·      Opening Prayer – Deacon Phil Hardcastle
·      Selection: Woburn City Band – Armed Service Melody sung by Joanne Campbell
·      Governor’s Proclamation – Read by WMHS student Shannon Alessandroni, President of the Sophomore Class
·       Selection: Woburn Memorial High School Band
·      “God Bless America” sung by Joanne Campbell
·      Honor Roll:  read by George Poole, Commander of the United Veteran’s Council
·      Benediction – Deacon Phil Hardcastle
·      Firing of volley by the Marine Corps League
·      Taps by the city band and “National Anthem” by combined bands, “Star Spangled Banner”
Woodbrook Cemetery – Soldier’s Lot Common – 9:25 AM
·      Posting of the Colors
·      Opening Prayer – Deacon Phil Hardcastle
·      Selection by the Woburn City Band and Joanne Campbell
·      Reading of General Logan’s Order by WMHS student Trevor Barnett, President of the Junior Class
·      Selection by the Woburn Memorial High School Band
·      Benediction – Deacon Phil Hardcastle
·      Firing of the volley by the Marine Corps League
·      Taps by the city band and “National Anthem” by combined bands, “Star Spangled Banner”
·      All are welcome to join us – we are now driving over to the East Woburn Fire Station for a brief respite and then we march on to the Jewish/Calvary Cemeteries
Jewish Cemetery – 10:25 AM
·      Prayer by Temple Shalom Emeth – Ben Silver
·      Selection: “America the Beautiful” sung by Joanne Campbell
·      Roll Call
·      Taps
K of C Flag Pole – Calvary Cemetery 10:30 AM - Taps
Cross at Calvary – 10:45 AM
·      Posting of Colors – All Units
·      Opening Prayer – Deacon Phil Hardcastle
·      Selection: Woburn City Band/Joanne Campbell
·      Selection: Woburn Memorial High School Band
·      Reading – the Honorable Mayor Scott D. Galvin
·      Benediction – Deacon Phil Hardcastle
·      Firing of volley by the Marine Corps League
·      Taps by the Woburn City Band
·      “National Anthem” by combined bands, “Star Spangled Banner”
First Division
·      Chief Marshall: American Legion Post 101, Cmdr. Joseph Limonciello
·      Chief of Staff: Disabled American Veterans (D.A.V.), Cmdr. Dave Epps
·      Honor Guard: Woburn Police Department
·     Woburn City Band
·      Honor Guard: Woburn Fire Department
·      City and State Officials and Guests of Honor
Second Division
·      American Legion Post 101
·      Marine Corps League – Woburn Leatherneck Detachment
·      Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 543
·      Disabled American Veterans Chapter 88
·      Veterans in cars
·     American Legion Post 101 Ladies Auxiliary
Third Division
·      Elks Lodge #908
·      Knights of Columbus Council #77
·      Loyal Order of Moose
·      Masons
·     Woburn High School Band
·     Woburn Little League Boys and Girls
·     Girl Scouts
·     Boy Scouts
·     Boys and Girls Club
·     Fire Department Protective Unit