This year, Wayland’s Memorial Day Parade returns, followed by a Ceremony of Remembrance at Wayland’s Lakeview Cemetery.
The Wayland Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony of Remembrance – hosted by the Wayland Public Ceremonies Committee – will be held on Monday, May 30, 2022. The parade will step off from the Wayland Middle School at 11:00 a.m. and proceed along Main Street (Route 27 South) to Commonwealth Road (Route 30 West) and end at Wayland’s Lakeview Cemetery in Cochituate. This year’s Grand Marshall is retiring DPW employee and US Marine veteran, Jack Barry.
Wayland’s Ceremony of Remembrance will follow at the conclusion of the parade in Lakeview Cemetery (80 Commonwealth Road – Route 30 – Wayland, MA) at approximately 11:30am. The ceremony will honor those who have died in service to our nation. Richard P. Turner, USN RET, Purple Heart recipient and Chair of the Public Ceremonies Committee will serve as Master of Ceremonies. The keynote address will be given by COL Troy N. Morton, Commander, USARIEM, followed by a special dedication in commemoration of American Legion Post 133’s 100th anniversary.
This year’s patriotic music program will be performed by the Wayland High School and Middle School bands, and Wayland’s own Victoria Gitten. The Ceremony of Remembrance will conclude with the playing of Echo Taps, a Rifle Salute and Benediction.
In the event of rain, the parade will be canceled and the Memorial Day Ceremony of Remembrance will be held indoors, at 11:00am in the Wayland Middle School Gymnasium. We welcome all who can attend and thank participants for complying with COVID-19 CDC guidance for health and safety. We also invite those unable to attend in person to view the live recording of the Ceremony of Remembrance on WayCAM.