TEWKSBURY — This Monday, May 27, is Memorial Day. In celebration, the Town of Tewksbury has two major events planned.
The first event of the day will be a Memorial Day Ceremony held at noon at the Tewksbury Cemetery, located at 172 East St.
The annual Memorial Day Parade will be held by the Friends of the Tewksbury Patriotic Activities Committee after the conclusion of the ceremony at the cemetery. The parade will begin at 1 p.m., beginning at the Ryan School and concluding at Brook’s Plaza, next the Mac’s Dairy Farm.
Participants in the parade this year include several local organizations, town officials, and local businesses. Notable student organizations that are participating include the Tewksbury/Methuen Red Rangers Hockey Champs, Tewksbury High School Cheerleaders, and the Tewksbury High School Band. Other notable participants include the Tewksbury Police Department, the Tewksbury Fire Department, the Tewksbury Lion’s Club, Tewksbury’s Boy Scouts, Tewksbury’s Girl Scouts, Sanai Joe’s Clown Unit, Wamesit Lanes, Mahoney’s Garden Center, the Billerica Minute Men, VFW Post 6184, and the WWII Half Track among several others.
As the parade marches on during the afternoon, there will be road closures along the parade route. Pleasant Street will be closed going both directions for parade marchers to assemble between the hours of 12 - 5 p.m. Main Street from Marshall Street to Livingston Street, as well as all side streets in that vicinity, will be closed between the hours of 11:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Detours will be in place in both directions of Main Street during this time. The detour for Main Street heading northbound towards Lowell from the Wilmington line will be: Livingston Street to East Street to Main Street. The detour for Main Street heading southbound towards Wilmington from the Lowell line will be: Marshall Street to Whipple Road to Shawsheen Street to Main Street.
To learn more about the Memorial Day Ceremony, contact the Lisa Downey, the Veterans Service Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978-640-4485. To learn more about the Memorial Day Parade, reach out to the Friends of the Tewksbury Patriotic Activities Committee either through their Facebook page, or the phone number 978-726-2912.