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Somerville's Memorial Day Parade Returns This Year

Somerville to host parade on Sunday, May 28; remembrance ceremony will immediately follow; Sign up now to be in the parade or volunteer

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and the Department of Veterans’ Services are pleased to announce Somerville’s Memorial Day parade will return this year on Sunday, May 28 (rain date: May 29).

This year’s event will be the first time Somerville has hosted a parade on Memorial Day weekend since 2016. The City’s annual remembrance ceremony will immediately follow at Veterans Cemetery to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice while in service to our country.

The parade will step off at noon from Davis Square, proceeding west on Holland Street through Teele Square and onto Broadway, ending at the Veterans Cemetery between Alewife Brook Parkway and North Street. 

The ceremony will feature a wreath laying and remarks by Mayor Ballantyne, City Council President Ben Ewen-Campen, Director of Veterans’ Services Ted Louis-Jacques, and several members of the local Veterans community.

Sign Up to Be in the Parade or Volunteer 

Somerville community groups and organizations are encouraged to participate and march along with local Veterans and first responders. To participate, please complete a brief form at or call 617-625-6600 ext. 4700 by Friday, April 28. 

The City also seeks volunteers to help with promotion, parade setup and clean-up, and general event support. To volunteer, please complete a brief form at or call 617-625-6600 ext. 4700 by Friday, April 21. 

Save the date now and join us for our celebration of service. Please contact the Somerville Department of Veterans’ Services at or call 617-625-6600 ext. 4700 with questions. 



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