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The Public Ceremonies Committee
Announces
TOWN OF WAYLAND
MEMORIAL DAY PROGRAM
May 25, 2015

Wayland's Memorial Day Parade will form at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 25, 2015, at the Wayland Middle School, 201 Main Street.  The parade steps off at 11:00 a.m. and will proceed along Route 27 to Route 30 to the Lakeview Cemetery in Cochituate.


EARLY MORNING CEREMONIES
Brief Tributes to Veterans in each Cemetery
8:30 a.m.
Ceremony at St. Zepherin's Cemetery (Bent Avenue)
8:50 a.m.
Ceremony at WWII Memorial (Opposite the Villa)
9:15 a.m.
Ceremony at South Cemetery (Route 27 South)
9:45 a.m.
Ceremony at North Cemetery (Route 27 North)
10:15 a.m.
Ceremony at Wayland Veterans Memorial, Wayland Town Building
PARADE SCHEDULE
All times are approximate
10:30 a.m.
Form Parade at the Wayland Middle School, 201 Main Street
Color Guard of Flags
Wayland Police Escort
Grand Marshall Lt. Col. Michael Patterson, USAF Retired, an Air Force Pilot who flew 313 Combat Missions in Southeast Asia  
American Legion Color Guard and Firing Squad
Boy Scouts with Flags
Marching Veterans - Service Women and Men
National Guard Vehicle (Humvee)
Wayland High School Band
WSPO Marchers
50 feet of space
Wayland Fire Department
Wayland Town Officials and Guests
Ceremony Speakers
Former Town Officials
Wayland Committees and Departments
50 feet of space
Girl Scouts
Wayland Middle School Band
Non-Marching Veterans in Vehicle
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11:00 a.m.
Parade Steps off to Lakeview Cemetery via Main Street (Route 27) and Commonwealth Road (Route 30)
11:30 a.m.
MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE at the Cemetery
Welcome
Mary M. Antes, Vice Chair, Wayland Board of Selectmen
Carmen Gentile, State Representative
Alice H. Peisch, State Representative
State Senator Richard J. Ross
Invocation
Chaplain Captain St. Pierre, Hanscom Air Force Base, Bedford Massachusetts
Boy Scouts with Flags
American Legion Post #133, Wayland Color Guard and Firing Squad
Gettysburg Address
Margret Davies, Wayland High School Student
Keynote Address
Mr. Mathew Lupold, WWII B17 Navigator who flew 26 Missions
12:00 p.m.
Flag Raising by Richard P. Turner USN Ret, and Grand Marshal
Award Freedom Prize
Mr. John C.Dyer, Public Ceremonies Committee
Musical Selection
America, My Country 'Tis of Thee, by the Wayland High School Band, Joseph Oneschuk, Conductor
Salute
American Legion Firing Squad
Echo Taps
Wayland High School Trumpeters
Closing Prayer
Chaplain Captain St. Pierre, Hanscom Air Force Base, Bedford Massachusetts
12:30 p.m.
Parade returns to the Wayland Middle School via Pemberton Road to West Plain Street


In the event of rain, the service will be held in the Middle School Gymnasium at 11:00 a.m.  
For confirmation, please call Richard Turner at (508) 358-4294 after 9:00 a.m. on May May 25, 2015

NOTE:  The Council on Aging Van will depart the Wayland Town Building rear parking lot, at the rear door of the Senior Center, at 8:00 a.m. for the early morning ceremonies and non-marching Veterans.  Additional non-marching Veterans may board at the parade staging area at the Middle School.



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