Memorial Day observances will take place locally from Mystic to South Kingstown and Westerly to North Stonington. Below find a list with details of each parade and/ or observance taking place in the region during the Memorial Day weekend.
Sunday, May 26
The parade will step off at 2 p.m. at Depot Square, next to the Hope Valley-Wyoming Fire Department. The parade will march down Main Street, ending at the Ocean Community Arcadia YMCA.
The parade will step off at 1 p.m. at Ridgewood Road and Old Post Road and proceed to Cross’ Mills Baptist Church then to Cross Mills’ Brook and end at Fort Neck Road. A ceremony will follow in Ninigret Park at the Navy War Memorial and at the Kimball Pavilion with the Wakefield Concert Band, observances and speeches.
Monday, May 27
The Memorial Day Parade in Westerly will step off at 9:30 a.m. at the Pawcatuck Shopping Center, 37 South Broad St., Pawcatuck. The parade will pause at the World War I Monument at West Broad St., and at the Pawcatuck River bridge to honor veterans. The parade will end at the bandstand in Wilcox Park for a ceremony. At the conclusion, a flag ceremony held at the home of the Harley P. Chase VFW Post 1265 in Pawcatuck.
The Downey-Weaver American Legion Post 34 Memorial Day parade steps off at 9 a.m. on Route 112, from the Carolina Fire Station in Richmond to the intersection of Routes 112 and 91, across from Saint Mary’s Church, where there will be a ceremony.
The annual Mystic Memorial Day parade, sponsored by the Hugo A. Simonelli Post 3263 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, will step off at 2 p.m. on Water Street, rain or shine, and proceed along Route 1 to the VFW Post home, 60 Stonington Road, for a Memorial Day service.
Mystic Seaport Decoration Day
Mystic Seaport will pay tribute to fallen Civil War soldiers with a brief service comprised of remarks and hymns at the Greenmanville Church at noon. Immediately following the service, there will be a procession to the cannon on Chubb’s Wharf for the playing of taps and a wreath-laying upon the Mystic River. At 1:45 p.m., musicians of the museum’s chantey program will give a presentation illustrating the different roles of music on the home front, in camp, and on the field and sea of battle during wartime. At 3 p.m., the day’s observances will conclude in the Seamen’s Friend Society Reading Room with a discussion of the impact of war. For more information, visit mysticseaport.org.
The Noank Memorial Day Parade will begin at 10 a.m. at Noank Park on Main Street. A picnic will be held after the parade.
The North Stonington Lions Club Memorial Day Parade will step off at 10 a.m. from the North Stonington fairgrounds, march through the village of North Stonington, then along Route 2 to the Wheeler Gymatorium for Memorial Day ceremonies.
The parade will start at 10 a.m. on Holly Street, continue down Main Street, and conclude at Saugatucket Park on High Street for a ceremony.