Danvers Memorial Day Parade and Town Hall Ceremony 2020
The Memorial Day Parade and Town Hall Ceremony for this year, 2020, will be observed in a alternative manner this year due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Town of Danvers Veterans Department and Danvers Veterans Council have come up with a creative way to ensure that the sacrifice is honored as fully and appropriately as possible.
This year a virtual Memorial Day Ceremony will be broadcast on DCAT (Danvers Community Access Television) on Monday, May 25th, at 10 a.m. This prerecorded video will also air at Channel 99 (Comcast), Channel 36 (Verizon), as well as DCAT's YouTube Channel, and Facebook Page. The ceremony will be shown a second time at 6 p.m. that same day.
Earlier in the day, we are holding a Rolling Caravan sponsored by the Danvers Police Department. There will be police cruisers, fire vehicles, army vehicles with a howitzer, and Chris Culkeen playing patriotic music. The parade will begin at 9 a.m. and should end in time to get home to see the ceremony.
As in past years, flags will be placed at the graves of the fallen on Wednesday afternoon prior to the Memorial Day. Flags will be available to those who are interested in helping to place them. Meet at Walnut Grove Cemetery at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20, 2020.
- A list of Danvers veterans who have passed since last May will be made available
- Magnolia wreaths with flags will be placed at many street/square locations throughout Danvers
- On the evening of Sunday, May 24, Danvers will join other cities and towns in honoring Gold Star Families, by lighting up the front of Town Hall. #MemorialDay2020 #GoldStarFamilies