• The Belmont Public Schools start off the Memorial Day Weekend by honoring veterans with a breakfast at Belmont High School at 8 a.m. before holding a ceremony in front of the school at 8:30 a.m. The vets will then travel to Wellington Elementary (9:15 a.m.) and then Burbank Elementary (10 a.m.) for exercises before a luncheon at the VFW Post at 310 Trapelo Rd. at 11:30 p.m.
• “A World of Celebrations” comes alive with floral arrangements at the Belmont Garden Club’s Flower Show taking place today, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, May 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Belmont Public Library’s Assembly Room. Featuring designs for France’s Bastille Day, China’s New Year, Italy’s Carnival of Venice, the show will also include a horticulture division.
• Eighty years ago today, in 1934, the bank robbers Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker were ambushed by lawmen and killed along a road in Black Lake, Louisana, marking the end of the romanticized “public enemy” era of celebrity criminals.
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