Watertown Memorial Day Ceremony Moving to Commander’s Mansion

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Charlie Breitrose The Watertown Police and Fire honor guards stand at attention during the Memorial Day Ceremony.

For 2021, Watertown will commemorate Memorial Day at the Commander’s Mansion, starting at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 31.

The annual parade was cancelled due to concerns with COVID-19, but the ceremony held afterward will take place, said Watertown Veterans Services Officer Patrick George. The weather prompted a change of venues for the ceremony.

“It was going to be at Victory Field, because the bleachers would allow people to space out,” George said. “With the uncertainty with the weather, we decided to go ahead and move it. We don’t want to play the weather game.”

The event will be under the tent next to the Commander’s Mansion, 440 Talcott Ave. (inside the gates of the Arsenal on the Charles).

There will be color guards, the Waltham American Legion Band and speakers will include George, Town Council President Mark Sideris and representatives of Watertown’s Veterans groups.

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