Photo: Flowers at veterans’ graves at Belmont Cemetery on Memorial Day 2015.
The Memorial Day’s of pre-Covid restrictions and cancellations will return to Belmont on Monday, May 30.
For the first time since 2019, a parade from Cushing Square to the Belmont Cemetery will start the day at 11 a.m. with contingencies of veterans, town and state officials, the Belmont Police and Fire departments, the Belmont High School marching band, boy and girl scouts, and town employees in large trucks and equipment coming down Trapelo Road to Belmont Street before taking the left onto Grove Street.
All veterans and current military personnel are invited and welcome to join the other vets at the head of the parade.
The observance will take place at Belmont Cemetery adjacent to the Grove Street Playground at roughly 11:45 a.m. The parade will then proceed to the Belmont Veterans Memorial at Clay Pit Pond off of Concord Avenue for a short ceremony.
The parade and observation will be coordinated for the final time by Belmont’s retiring Veteran’s Services Agent Bob Upton.