Several events are planned in New Bedford throughout Memorial Day weekend to honor the courageous men and women who lost their lives serving the United States of America.
Saturday, May 24th
9:00 AM at Rural Cemetery
The Greater New Bedford Civil War Round Table will conduct a memorial exercise at the Union Soldier’s Burial Site at Rural Cemetery, 149 Dartmouth Street.
*American Legion Post 1 will be placing flags on veterans’ graves at Rural Cemetery.
Sunday, May 25th
10:30 AM at Pine Grove Cemetery
New Bedford Post 1, The American Legion will conduct a Memorial Day Exercise at the Veterans’ plot in Pine Grove Cemetery.
12:00 PM at New Bedford City Hall
New Bedford Post 1, The American Legion will conduct a Memorial Day Exercise at the Vietnam Veterans’ Honor Roll at New Bedford City Hall on the William Street side of the building.
Monday, May 26th (Memorial Day)
8:15 AM at Rural Cemetery
New Bedford Post 1, The American Legion will conduct a Memorial Day Exercise at the Veterans’ Plot in Rural Cemetery.
10:30 AM at St. Mary’s Cemetery
New Bedford Post 1, The American Legion will conduct a Memorial Day Exercise at the Veterans’ Plot in St. Mary’s Cemetery
10:00 AM at Pier 3
The New Bedford Port Society’s Annual Memorial Day Fisherman’s Service, Pier 3, New Bedford Waterfront
11:00 AM Intersection of Parker Street & Hathaway Boulevard
The Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Day Committee and the New Bedford Veterans’ Advisory Board will conduct the Annual Memorial Day Parade and Services. The parade will form at11:00 AM at the intersection of Parker Street and Hathaway Boulevard and will step off at 11:30 AM. The Parade will travel east on Parker Street to County Street, north on County Street to Pope Street, and east on Pope Street into Clasky Park where a Memorial Day Ceremony will be held.
Immediately following the conclusion of the Memorial Day Parade at Clasky Common Park
A Memorial Day Exercise will be conducted at the Korean War Monument in Clasky Common Park.