Town of Wayland
41 Cochituate Road, Wayland, MA 01778-2614
ph: 508-358-7701
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Memorial Day 2017 Events
The Public Ceremonies Committee
May 29, 2017

Wayland's Memorial Day Parade will form at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 29, 2017, 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.

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)
10:00 a.m.
Ceremony at Beit Olam West Cemetery (Route 27 North)
10:15 a.m.
Ceremony at Wayland Veterans Memorial, Wayland Town Building
All times are approximate
10:30 a.m.
Form Parade at the Wayland Middle School, 201 Main Street
Color Guard of Flags
Boston Police Vintage Cruiser
MDC Police Vintage Cruiser
Wayland Police Escort
Grand Marshall Mathias J. Leupold in Vintage Massachusetts State Police Museum and Learning Center Cruiser
American Legion Color Guard and Firing Squad
Boy Scouts with Flags
Marching Veterans - Service Women and Men
Antique Vehicles
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
11:00 a.m.
Parade Steps off to Lakeview Cemetery via Main Street (Route 27) and Commonwealth Road (Route 30)
11:30 a.m.
Wayland Board of Selectmen
Carmen Gentile, State Representative
Alice H. Peisch, State Representative
State Senator Richard J. Ross
Major Gerald W. Woodford Jr., Chaplain
Boy Scouts with Flags
American Legion Post #133, Wayland Color Guard and Firing Squad
Gettysburg Address
Jaylen Wang, Wayland High School Student
Keynote Address
Colonel Charles H. May, Military Deputy Director for U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center
12:00 p.m.
Flag Raising by Commander, American Legion Post 133 Wayland, and Grand Marshal
Award Freedom Prize
Richard P. Turner, Chair, Public Ceremonies Committee
Musical Selection
Patriotic Music, Joseph Oneschuk, Conductor
American Legion Firing Squad
Echo Taps
Wayland High School Trumpeters
Closing Prayer
MAJ Gerald W. Woodford Jr.
12:30 p.m.
Parade returns to the Wayland Middle School via Pemberton Road to West Plain Street

Parade will be in two sections.  Plase see your Public Ceremonies Committee member for your groups line-up assignment.
Green Section:  Mr. John Dyer
Yellow Section:  Mr. George Bernard

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 Monday, May 29, 2017

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.