Members of the Benjamin D. Cushing Post 2425 Veterans of Foreign Wars will meet at 10:00 am on May 25 to place flowers on the graves of deceased veterans of all wars. The placement of flowers will start at Evergreen Cemetery and then proceed to three other cemeteries in Marion. Anyone interested in assisting is welcome.
On May 27, the Annual Town of Marion Memorial Day Parade and Observances will start at 9:00 am at the Music Hall at the corner of Front and Cottage Streets. All Units will be in parade formation by 8:45 am.
The Memorial Day Observances will commence with the raising of the Flag by the Benjamin D. Cushing Post 2425 VFW, with the playing of the National Anthem by the Sippican School Band. After a short ceremony at the Civil War Monument, the parade will form up and proceed: south on Front Street to Main Street, turn west on Main Street, then turn north on to Spring Street, for a ceremony at the Marion Town Hall.
Please note that the Sippican School Band will continue on and then disband in front of the Sippican School on Spring Street. After the ceremony at the Marion Town Hall, the parade will continue north on Spring Street to Old Landing Cemetery for a ceremony at the graveside of Benjamin D. Cushing.
The parade will continue through Old Landing Cemetery, north on Mill Street to Ryders Lane, East on Ryders Lane to Old Landing Veterans Memorial Park for ceremony at the World War I, World War II, Korean, Viet Nam, and Gulf War Monuments.
This year the parade will end after these ceremonies, and light refreshments will be served. In case of rain, all services will take place at the Sippican School on Spring Street.
All area veterans are invited to participate.