Newburyport’s Memorial Day
Monday – May 27th 2019
Assemble at CVS parking lot – Pond Street 10:15 AM
Walk to City Hall 10:45 –All veterans, residents and families are encouraged to join the walk to City Hall. Leading the procession will be
The Newburyport Police and Fire Departments and United States Coast Guard
and motorcycles from the Patriots for American Veterans (PAVO),
Invocation 11:00- Major Todd Hughes, Salvation Army
Star Spangled Banner – Newburyport High School Marching Band
Pledge of Allegiance – led by local scouts.
Recitation of Recently Departed Veterans –Mayor Donna Holaday
The Great War in Newburyport – Kevin Hunt
America The Beautiful – Jasmine Khatib
Newburyport High School Marching Band – Armed Forces Medley
Memorial March to the Waterfront
This portion honors fallen Coastguardsmen, Navy and Merchant Mariners who have given their lives for this country. A wreath is thrown on the water from a Coast Guard cutter holding close to the Boardwalk by the Black Cow.
Newburyport High School Marching Band plays the Coast Guard Hymn – Semper Paratus
The Newburyport Police Honor Guard render a rifle volley.
A wreath is thrown from the Coast Guard Cutter
The parade continues up State Street to the Veterans’ Cemetery on the corner of Pond Street and Auburn Street.
Veterans Cemetery (Estimated arrival 12:00)
Mayor Holaday places a wreath at Veterans’ Memorial
Benediction at the Cemetery – Major Todd Hughes, Salvation Army
Amazing Grace – Taps – Newburyport High School Marching Band
Newburyport Police Honor Guard Rifle Volley
Local scouts place a daisy on each veteran’s grave
Rain location – City Hall Auditorium