Town of Milton announces 2020 Memorial Day ceremonies

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Town of Milton 2020 Memorial Day Ceremonies

Milton’s Director of Veterans Services Kevin J Cook, American Legion Post #114, and the Town of Milton announce that Milton’s 2020 Memorial Day Ceremonies have been finalized.

This year’s Memorial Day Observance is scheduled for Monday, May 25th, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Due to the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, the ceremonies will be televised live on Milton Cable from Milton Cemetery, allowing our residents to watch safely from home. There will be minimal participants, who will follow our state’s guidelines while ensuring that we are able to remember our fallen on this solemn day. We ask that residents do not attend in person as we feel it is best that only those in the ceremony are there to limit having a crowd gather at the cemetery.

Remarks will be given by American Legion Post #114 members along with Veterans Service Officer/Investigator Albert L Williams, Cemetery Trustees, Select Board Vice-Chair Melinda A Collins, and State Senator Walter Timilty.

Our featured speaker will be Detective Rory Lockowitz, US Navy Veteran and Medford Police Officer. While in the US Navy, he served aboard USS Constitution and was part of the historic crew that sailed the ship for the first time untethered in 1997 to celebrate the USS Constitution’s 200th Birthday.

A roll call of all recently deceased veterans will be read as a tribute to the service of these men and women. All residents, friends, and family are cordially invited to watch safely from home. If it rains on Memorial Day, the ceremony will be televised live from the Council on Aging Building, 10 Walnut Street Milton MA.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact the Director of Veterans Services Kevin J Cook at 617-251-7767 or email at [email protected].

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