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Memorial Day Activities

Both Cambridge and Somerville will be honoring fallen Veterans and those currently serving overseas with ceremonies and parades this weekend. Here’s a peek at what’s going on — the links will take you to more info on the events as well as traffic detours and parking restrictions.


  1. 9 a.m. at Cambridge Cemetery: American flags will be placed at the graves of Veterans buried in the war lots.

SUNDAY, May 30

  1. 8 a.m. at American Legion Post #19, 124 Highland Ave in Somerville: celebrations begin with a procession placing wreathes on monuments.

  2. 1:00 p.m. at Somerville City Hall: Parade departs, continuing down Highland Ave to the Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Teele Square.

MONDAY, May 31

  1. 9:30 a.m. at Cambridge Common: Cambridge’s parade begins, proceeding through Harvard Square, down Mount Auburn Street to Cambridge Cemetery on Coolidge Ave.

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