Memorial Day Ceremonies

Monday, May 29, 2023

Join us to honor and remember those who died in service to our country.

Please check back for details and updates of this year's ceremonies.

Lexington's Schedule of Events

10:00 AM

Wreath-Laying Walk to each Lexington war memorial
(meet at 9:30 AM at driveway to Munroe Cemetery)

Visit: The Walk will visit Civil War MOH recipient Thomas Cosgrove’s grave and memorials for the Civil War, WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Police Officers, and Lexington Minute Men.

An adult and two boy scouts salute a war memorial

Photo courtesy of Sue Stering

11:00 AMMemorial Day Ceremony (Emery Park at Depot Square)

Download and print the following program (PDF).

Master of Ceremonies, Glenn Bassett, USMC, Ret.

  • Welcome and Introduction of Honored Guests
  • Posting of the Colors
    • Lexington Minute Men Honor Guard
  • The National Anthem
    • Lexington High School Band
  • Invocation
    • Phoebe Eckart, Ministerial Intern, Follen Church
  • Memorial Day Message
    • Colonel Thomas C. Ward, Senior Materiel Leader, Aerial Networks Division, Hanscom Air Force Base
  • The Never Fading Poppy Project (a CAAL-Sponsored Youth Team)
    • Jodie Chen
    • Candice Lin
    • Lucy Wei
  • Retiring of the Colors
  • Benediction
  • God Bless America
    • Lexington High School Band

Please contact the Town Celebrations Committee for questions at 781-698-4640 or e-mail