Memorial Day In Belmont, 2018: In Words and Photos

Photo: Larry and Janet MacDonald salute the flag as it passes by on Memorial Day 2018 in Belmont on Monday, May 28. It was a drizzling and cool Memorial Day as Belmont prepared to honor residents who made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve the freedoms and protect the citizens of the country. Despite the weather […]

What’s Open And Close On Memorial Day (And Parade Information)

Photo: The parade will start in Cushing Square. Monday, May 28, is Memorial Day, a state and federal holiday. It originated as Decoration Day in May 1868, an annual commemoration in which the graves of the war dead were decorated with flowers. Now it is the day to observe all military members who died in American wars. […]

Damp Conditions Did Not Deter Memorial Day Parade, Ceremony

Photo: At Belmont Cemetary, Memorial Day The forecast of steady rain held off long enough for Belmont to remember the residents who gave their lives for the country as residents came out to march and attend the annual Memorial Day Parade and Commemoration Ceremony at Belmont Cemetary on Monday, May 30. Despite the forecast, a […]

Rain or Shine: Belmont’s Memorial Day Parade Monday @ 11AM

Photo: While the weather forecast is calling for a bit of rain just after noon, the prospects of Monday showers will not stop this year’s Belmont Memorial Day Parade. After the annual event was postponed last year until June due to expected heavy rain (which did not show up) and the subsequent observance was sparsely […]

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.: […]