Massachusetts Memorial Day 2020

The Baker-Polito Administration will recognize Memorial Day this year in a virtual format, enabling the Commonwealth to continue to honor members of the military who have sacrificed for our country.

On Monday, May 25 there will be a Memorial Day Ceremony with speakers and musical performers from across the Commonwealth, remarks by Governor Baker and Lt. Governor Polito, Legislative leaders, and more.

Learn more about other observances including streamed ceremonies from the Soldiers' Homes in Chelsea and Holyoke, and coordinated illumination of buildings, bridges, flags, and parks in gold to honor Gold Star Families.

You can also join the conversation and follow along using #MemorialDayMA
 

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Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 25

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On Monday, May 25 there will be a Memorial Day Ceremony with speakers and musical performers from across the Commonwealth, remarks by Governor Baker and Lt. Governor Polito, Legislative leaders, and a special “Tribute to the Fallen” by the Massachusetts National Guard.

This program will stream on mass.gov/MemorialDay and on participating TV stations and digital channels on Monday, May 25.

 

Virtual ceremonies at the Soldiers' Homes

Soldiers' Home in Chelsea

On Thursday, May 21, the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home streamed a virtual observance on the Home’s Facebook page.

You can view the program below or on their Facebook page.

Soldiers' Home in Holyoke

On Friday, May 22, the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home streamed a virtual observance on the Home's Facebook page.

You can view the program below or on their Facebook page.

Buildings, bridges, flags and parks to be illuminated in gold to honor Gold Star Families

On Sunday, May 24 across the Commonwealth, buildings, bridges, flags, and parks will be illuminated in gold to honor Gold Star Families in observance of Memorial Day. 

The Department of Veterans’ Services has partnered with MassDOT, building managers, and Veteran Service Organizations across the state to invite communities to light up prominent structures on the eve of Memorial Day. 

Locations honoring Gold Star families

This list current as of noon on Saturday – additional communities will be listed as they are confirmed.

Agawam Military Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Agawam
Arlington Arlington Town Hall
Belmont Belmont Veterans Memorial
Beverly Beverly Department of Public Works Building
Boston Boston City Hall
Boston Government Center
Boston Prudential Tower
Boston Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge
Braintree Braintree Town Hall
Cambridge Cambridge City Hall
Charlton Charlton Town Hall
Chelsea Soldiers’ Home in Chelsea
Chelsea Locations throughout the community
Danvers Danvers Town Hall
Dracut Dracut Revolutionary Monument
Dracut Dracut, corner of Pleasant and Bridge Street
Easton Easton Veterans Memorial Park
Essex Essex Town Hall
Everett Everett Encore Casino
Fall River Fall River Government Center Building
Franklin Franklin Town Hall
Georgetown Georgetown Town Hall
Gloucester Gloucester City Hall Tower
Great Barrington Great Barrington Police Department 
Hingham Hingham Veterans Memorial and Town Hall
Holyoke Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke
Ipswich Ipswich Town Hall
Kingston Kingston Town Hall
Lawrence Canal Street Bridge
Leominster Leominster Veterans Memorial Center
Longmeadow Longmeadow Memorial Hall
Ludlow Ludlow Town Hall
Marshfield Veterans Memorial Park
Medfield Baxter Memorial Park
Medford Medford City Hall
Melrose Melrose Memorial Hall
Middleborough Middleborough Town Hall Bell Tower
Millis Millis Town Hall Monuments
Nahant Nahant American Legion Post #215 Garrison Flag
New Bedford New Bedford City Hall
New Bedford Elm Street Garage
New Braintree New Braintree Town Hall
Newbury Newbury Town Hall
North Brookfield North Brookfield Town Hall
North Reading North Reading Town Hall Gazebo
Natick Natick DPW Headquarters
Natick Natick Community Building and Moran Park
Norton Norton Town Hall
Oxford Oxford Town Hall and Pavilion
Palmer Palmer Town Hall
Pittsfield Pittsfield City Hall
Rehoboth Rehoboth Veterans Memorial Gazebo and Cenotaph
Rowley Rowley Town Hall
Saugus Saugus Town Hall
Scituate Scituate Town Common
Seekonk Seekonk Veterans Memorial Park
Sharon Sharon Fire Department
Southbridge Southbridge Gold Star Memorial
Stoneham Stoneham Town Common
Sudbury Sudbury Town Hall
Swansea Swansea Town Hall
Templeton Templeton WWI and WWII Monuments
Walpole Walpole Town Common Memorial
Watertown Watertown Flag Pole
Watertown Watertown Delta
Wenham Wenham Town Hall
West Newbury West Newbury Town Hall
Westfield Westfield Town Green
Westford Westford Town Hall
Winchendon Military Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Winchendon
Woburn Woburn City Hall
Worcester Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge
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