Subdued, Poignant Memorial Ceremony at Belmont Cemetery

Photo: Veterans at Saturday’s Memorial Day ceremony. Jim Williams has direct experience of the importance of Memorial Day. His grandmother on his father’s side of the family was a “Gold Star” mother; Williams’ uncle, Frankie, was killed in 1943 in Algeria and buried in Tunisia. And while he never met his uncle – and a recent […]

Rescheduled Memorial Day Ceremony Saturday, June 18, at 10 AM

Photo: Memorial Day redux. Belmont is holding the Memorial Day celebration that was originally cancelled due to inclement weather. The event will take place at Belmont Cemetery this Saturday, June 18, at 10 a.m. For more information, contact Bob Upton in the veterans’ services office at 617-993-2725 or by e-mail at rupton@belmont-ma.gov.

Rescheduled Memorial Day Ceremony Set For Sat. June 18

Photo: Belmont Cemetery.  Belmont will be holding a Memorial Ceremony to make-up for the parade and ceremony cancelled on Memorial Day due to inclement weather. The rescheduled event will take place at the Belmont Cemetery off Grove Street on Saturday, June 18 at 10 a.m. Members of the community are invited to attend.  Should weather […]

Memorial Day Friday: The Price of Freedom, Paid Forward

Photo: WWII Veteran Jim Boozier at Friday’s ceremony. The students flanked the walkway at the entrance of Belmont High School where just a week previous several strode with their dates to the buses taking them to this year’s prom. The young freshmen, sophomores, and juniors – the newly-liberated seniors were spending a day in community […]

Breaking: Belmont Memorial Day Parade, Cemetery Ceremony Cancelled

Photo: Last year’s parade. Due to a forecast of a heavy morning and afternoon rainstorm on Monday, May 30, the Belmont Memorial Day Parade and the ceremony at Belmont Cemetery on Grove Street have been cancelled.  A reverse 911 call from the Belmont Police Department to town resident at 6:41 p.m. Sunday, May 31, made […]

Belmont Observes Memorial Day With School Events Friday, Parade Monday

Photo: At Belmont Cemetary Parades and remembrances mark Memorial Day in Belmont. Belmont Public Schools will observe the holiday Friday, May 27 with a morning of exercises at three schools. 8 a.m.: Breakfast with veterans at Belmont High School  8:30 a.m.: A program at the flagpole in front of the high school’s entrance. 9:15 a.m.: […]

Crowds View Parade, Solemn Remembrance on Belmont’s Memorial Day

Photo: Veterans greet each other on Memorial Day, Belmont 2015. On a muggy, overcast morning, Belmont residents came out to participate and watch the town’s annual parade and remembrance service on Memorial Day 2015. One of the biggest crowds in recent memory sent the long-line of veterans, color guards, public safety officers, scouts, the combined Belmont high […]

Belmont’s Memorial Day Parade Kicks Off at 11 AM

Photo: It’s the one day of the year Belmont comes out for a parade. Marching bands from Belmont High School, and the Chenery Middle School, color guards and members from the Belmont Police and Fire departments, Veteran motorcyclist, marchers from local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts troops and veterans will all take part in the 2015 […]