What’s Open/Closed On Memorial Day in Belmont; Trash/Recycling Delayed A Day

Photo: Memorial Day at Belmont Cemetery, 2019 Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for honoring and mourning the military personnel who have died in the performance of their military duties while serving in the United States Armed Forces. It’s observed in 2021 on Monday, May 31. Belmont will commemorate Memorial Day with a ceremony […]

Memorial Day Observance Set For Belmont Cemetery At 11 AM, May 31

Photo: The 2019 Memorial Day observance at Belmont Cemetery After being cancelled due in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the annual Memorial Day Observance returns in 2021 as Belmont honors those residents who fell defending the country. The observance will take place at Belmont Cemetery adjacent Grove Street on Monday, May 31, at 11 […]

COVID Casualty: Memorial Day Parade Cancelled Again

Photo: The 2018 Memorial Day parade While the number of Belmont and state residents vaccinated is growing by the day – nearing one-in-five in the next weeks – the coronavirus continues to play havoc with a return to normalcy. The latest example of that trend is the long-standing tradition of the Memorial Day parade and […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]