Arlington: Memorial Day Parade begins Monday, 9:30 a.m., at Adams Street and Mass. Ave., continuing to Monument Park in Arlington Center for observances and placing of wreaths by Gold Star parents Joe and Joan Connors. Parade then proceeds to Mt. Pleasant Cemetery for observances and wreath-laying ceremony honoring deceased veterans from all wars.
Bedford: Memorial Day ceremonies begin 8:30 a.m. Monday at the American Legion Post. At 8:45 a.m., participants walk to Shawsheen Cemetery. 10 a.m., Old Burying Ground. 10:30 a.m., assemble for parade at Mudge Way. 10:40 a.m., Bedford High School, Fallen Veterans Memorial. 11 a.m., parade marches to Veterans Memorial Park, where ceremonies begin at 11:15 a.m. with greetings and welcome by Paul Purchia. www.town.bedford.ma.us.
Brookline: Memorial Day program has bus departing from VFW post at 8 a.m. Monday to Walnut Hills Cemetery, continuing to Walnut Street Cemetery, and returns to the World War Monument in front of Town Hall on Washington Street at 11 a.m. for concluding ceremonies. Programs include wreath placing, honor guard salute, “Taps,” speakers.
Concord: The morning ceremony assembles at Rideout Field on Laws Brook Road at 8:30 a.m. Monday and proceeds to Kenneth Dunn Square for the flag raising and brief ceremony at 9 a.m. At 11:30 a.m., the parade reassembles at Garrison and Ash streets for ceremonies. The parade proceeds first to St. Bernard’s and Sleepy Hollow cemeteries. There is a short ceremony at each location. The parade will pause at the Knoll at Sleepy Hollow to acknowledge veterans buried there. The parade then continues to Monument Square for the reading of the Roll of Honor at approximately 1:15 p.m. www.concordma.gov.
Needham: A Mass for deceased veterans will be said at 6:50 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church. At 8:15 a.m., there will be services at the police station and Fire Department on Chestnut and School streets. At 9 a.m., there will be a brief ceremony and placing of a wreath and flag raising at St. Mary’s Cemetery. At 9:45 a.m., there will be a flag-raising ceremony and placing of a wreath at Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Sunset and Cafalo roads. At 10:30 a.m., there will be a flag-raising ceremony and placing of a wreath at Needham Cemetery with “Taps.” The parade forms at 11 a.m on Nehoiden Street proceeding to the Town Common, where flag-raising and wreath-placing ceremonies will take place at 11:20 a.m. The parade reassembles on Highland Avenue at 11:45 a.m. and proceeds to Memorial Park. At noon, there will be a flag-raising, wreath-placing, and traditional ceremonies at the Veterans Memorials at Memorial Park with ice cream for children. At 12:30 p.m., there will be a gathering at the VFW post, 20 Junction St. www.needhamma.gov.
Newton: On Sunday, city officials and veterans organizations will lay wreaths at the veterans lots. Wreath-laying ceremonies will be held at 9 a.m. at Private Richard Forte Memorial at Allison Park; 9:15 a.m., Master Sergeant Domenic Marrocco Memorial at American Legion Post No. 440; 9:30 a.m., Coletti/Magni Memorial Park, Watertown Street; 10 a.m., John F. Kennedy Memorial at JFK Circle; 10:15 a.m., Private First Class W. Wallace Richards Bridge on Church Street; 10:30 a.m., Sgt. Enrico Pagnano Bridge at Lewis St.; 11 a.m., Newton Veterans Memorial Park on Washington Street. For information on observances, call 800-349-0047.
Sudbury: The main part of the parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Rugged Bear Plaza, where local politicians, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and a delegation of Native Americans will be joined by representatives of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Sudbury Companies of Militia and Minute, the Sudbury Ancient Fyfe and Drum Companies, and Company F, 12th Georgia Infantry, in Memorial Day observances. 978-443-7565, www.sudbury.ma.us.
Waltham: Memorial Day services begin at 9 a.m. Monday at Prospect Street Bridge, with the mayor and a Gold Star mother taking part in a ceremony honoring the memory of the Lance Corporal Michael Murphy, US Marine Corps. Memorial Day observances will continue on the Waltham Common at 10 a.m. For details on the city’s flag-laying schedule, with events starting Saturday at 9:45 a.m. at Mount Feake Cemetery, call 781-526-1614, or visit www.city.waltham.ma.us.
Watertown: The community’s Memorial Day Parade kicks off at noon on Monday from Tufts Health Plan parking lot, and ends at Town Hall. Those wishing to participate can call the town manager’s office at 617-972-6465, or e-mail TownMgr@watertown-ma.gov. For details, visit www.ci.watertown.ma.us.