Memorial Day ceremony makes stops around town

May 30, 2022

About two dozen people gathered on the Town Green at 8:30 a.m. on Monday morning for a solemn ceremony honoring the town’s war dead. 

Matt Stanton opened the ceremony by noting that each year, veterans groups, the Militia and JROTC members travel to various monuments and cemeteries around town, bringing a Memorial Day ceremony to those it honors.

The ceremony was repeated at Centre Cemetery, St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Agawam Cemetery, Dudley Brown Square and, finally, at the war memorial at Town Hall.

“It’s really a unique ceremony because we’re able to go to different areas of town so people can come from their neighborhood to recognize those that have given their lives in the name of freedom,” Stanton said. 

Ervin Russell gave an invocation prayer, saying that those in attendance owed a debt to those who served.

“The flag of our nation still flies over a land of free people,” he said.

After the laying of the wreath, the Wareham Militia fired three volleys and Chris Berg played Taps.

Then, the group packed up — ready to continue honoring those who served.