Memorial Day Ceremonies to take place May 30th
Milton’s Director of Veterans Services Kevin J Cook, American Legion Post #114 and the Town of Milton announce that Milton’s 2022 Memorial Day program has been finalized.
This year’s Memorial Day Observance is scheduled for Monday, May 30th 2022. Ceremonies will begin at the Town Green at 10:30 a.m. with the raising of the flag and placement of wreaths at the Town’s War Memorial by local Veterans.
Shortly after this short ceremony, elected state and local officials, Milton Police and Fire Department Color Guards, the Auxiliary Fire Department and Milton’s scout troops will proceed to Milton Cemetery accompanied by the Milton High School marching band.
The main ceremony at Milton Cemetery will begin at 11:00 a.m. Remarks will be given by Milton’s Director of Veterans Services Kevin J Cook, Cemetery Trustees and local officials.
Our featured speaker will be Captain Mary Jo O’Dwyer Majors, Nurse Corps, United States Navy Reserve (Retired). Captain Majors began her career as a Nurse Corps Candidate with a Navy scholarship for her last 2 years of college and commissioned an Ensign in her senior year on December 11, 1968. Active duty began in 1969 at the Naval Hospital Memphis, many other commands and joined the Navy Reserves after released from active duty in 1973. She completed a Master of Science in Nursing degree at Boston University. She was promoted to the rank of Captain on June 1st, 1991. She retired in March 2011 with over 43 years of service.
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 attend the Memorial Day Observance.
If it rains on Memorial Day, the ceremony will be held at the Council on Aging Building, 10 Walnut Street Milton MA.