Join us for our Memorial Day service Sunday May 29, 2022 at 10:30 a.m.!
Our service will center around our fallen soldiers and those that have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. We will have loads of Patriotic music during the service. As you may or may not know, we end every service with a Patriotic hymn. We will also be having our first annual Plant Sale after services. Come take home plants, herbs or flowers. All proceeds benefit the churches Memorial garden.
There are many events going on Monday May 29, 2002 in the Merrimack Valley:
Lawrence: Ceremony at 9:30 a.m. in Bellevue Cemetery, 100 Reservoir St., with guest speaker Luther McIlwain, a Tuskegee airman, music by the Lawrence High School Girls Ensemble, remarks by U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas and others and a gun salute. Followed by a walking tour of the cemetery by the Lawrence Civil War Memorial Guard dressed in authentic period uniforms at 10:45 a.m. Tour begins at Needham Post 39 GAR with a service honoring soldiers and sailors serving overseas. People who want to hear about the role that Lawrence played in the Civil War should go to the Red Brick Barn, 100 Reservoir St. Refreshments will be served.
Methuen: Parade at 10 a.m. (forms at 9:30 a.m.) from the American Legion on Broadway to the Charles Street Monument and Walnut Grove Cemetery for ceremonies, featuring the Methuen High School band. At noon, the VFW holds a service in Elmwood Cemetery.
North Andover: Parade at 10 a.m. from the Common to Massachusetts Avenue and Salem Street, ending at Ridgewood Cemetery for a ceremony and music by the North Andover High School band. Events are dedicated in memoriam to Navy veteran John Cyr III. Boy Scouts will lead the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by prayers and the reading of a proclamation by the selectmen. VFW Post 2104 on Park Street will have a flag raising and reception. Rain location is the Middle School Veterans Auditorium at 10:30 a.m.
Haverhill: Parade at 10:30 a.m. from the VFW on Kenoza Avenue to Main and Summer streets, ending at Linwood Cemetery for a service. Mayor James Fiorentini and Veterans Services Director Michael Ingham will speak and patriotic music will be played. High-school students will read the Gettysburg Address and other famous speeches.
Andover: Parade at 10 a.m., from Elm and Florence streets to Main Street, Punchard Avenue and Bartlet Street, ending at The Park, near town offices. Ceremony includes patriotic music, gun salute and remarks by Susan Ratyna of the Patriotic Holiday Committee. The World War I memorial will be rededicated and a new plaque unveiled. Rain location is Memorial Auditorium, 36 Bartlet St. Prior to the parade, ceremonies will be in West Parish Cemetery at 7 a.m.; St. Augustine Cemetery, 7:30 a.m.; and Spring Grove Cemetery, 8 a.m.