Memorial Day is the perfect holiday to enjoy family and take a moment to remember those who have served our country. If you’re looking for a new way to celebrate this year, there is plenty to do around Fall River.
Massachusetts Memorial Day Salute to the Fallen – Friday, May 25th
This statewide memorial service will take place at the Gold Star Families Memorial. Whether you’re from a Gold Star family or not, it’s a great opportunity to provide your love and support to fellow community members, as well as pay tribute to former service members.
Memorial Day Parade – Monday, May 28th
Every year, the Fall River Veterans’ Council works together with the city to host a Memorial Day Parade. The parade includes marching bands, veterans, and city officials and will kick off at Kennedy Park. The parade’s closing ceremonies will occur at the Government Center Atrium, where the parade will be ending.
Battleship Cove Ceremony – Monday, May 28th
Battleship Cove hosts an official commemoration ceremony for all of those who have given their lives and Gold Star Families who have lost their loved ones. The ceremony is free of charge and open to the public. The flag will be raised at noon from its position at half-staff, and a 21-gun salute will take place.
Battleship Cove Veteran Admission – Saturday, May 26th – Monday, May 28th
Not only is Battleship Cove hosting a commemoration ceremony, but they also have free admission for veterans throughout Memorial Day weekend. Whether you’re a veteran or not, visiting Battleship Cove is a great way to learn about Fall River’s history and naval past.
From the entire Empire Hyundai crew, we hope you have a memorable Memorial Day.