Memorial Day (Last Monday in May):
Start your day with breakfast (free to all Veterans) at the VFW Post 7389 on Eaton Street from 6:30-8:00am then join us as we recognize Veteran Monuments in town. We will depart the VFW about 8:30 then make the following stops:
8:45 - Whitmanville Cemetery
9:00 – Woodside Cemetery
9:20 – Mount Pleasant Cemetery
9:30 – WWI Monument (Leominster St and Academy Hill Rd)
9:40 – Civil War Monument (First Congregational Church)
9:45 – Spanish War Monument (Bacon St near old Town Hall)
9:50 – VFW Veterans Monument
A multitude of civic organizations will join in our Memorial Day Parade which begins at Lovell St around 11:15-11:30 (when Oakmont Band arrives) and travels Main St to the Gazebo atop Academy Hill. There we will have recitals of the Gettysburg Address and Flanders Field, a guest speaker and musical performances. Festivities conclude with a chicken BBQ open to the public at the VFW – best to get tickets in advance as they often sell out!
Flag Day (June 14th)
Scouts and Veterans join on the VFW Field to ceremoniously retire old and unserviceable flags with solemn respect over a burn barrel. Town residents are encourage to drop off their old, frayed, torn and unserviceable United States of America Flags at the VFW or Veterans Services Officers office any time before the 14th so that it may be properly retired.
Veterans Day (November 11th)
Originally known as Armistice Day when on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the Great World War, now known as WWI, was officially ended. Veterans and Scouts meet at the VFW Veterans Monument just prior to 11am to hold a period of reflection and thanks to all Veterans who have served and are still serving.