Memorial Day Parade

The Town of Barnstable’s Annual Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday, May 28, 2018. The parade will form at 9:30 am at the Centerville Library and kick off sharply at 10:00 am and proceed down Main Street to Monument Square for a brief program then up Old Stage Road to Beechwood Cemetery for the main program. This year’s Keynote Speaker is Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Ralph Negron. Lt. Col. Negron is a career Marine Infantry officer with 21 years of service. He had combat service in Vietnam with the First Marine Division as an infantry platoon and company commander as well as advisor with the South Vietnamese Army. In addition to infantry commands, he has also served as a Commanding Officer of a sea going Marine Detachment aboard a nuclear submarine tender, infantry tactics instructor, and planning officer at the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Washington, D.C. The public is invited to bring pictures with them to the event of a family member, friend or acquaintance who has passed away and was a veteran. The parade will not reform but streets will remain blocked to allow safe foot traffic back to the Library.