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Boston-Area Events to Commemorate Memorial Day



    Army Ranger and Fallen Veterans Honored

    The recent death of an Army Ranger with ties to Massachusetts was fresh on the minds of people in Brockton at Monday's Memorial Day parade. Spc. Etienne J. Murphy, 22, of Loganville, Georgia, died Friday in a non-tactical vehicle rollover incident in Al-Hasakah.

    (Published Monday, May 29, 2017)

    For those looking to honor our nation's fallen veterans on this Memorial Day, there are plenty of events and locations to visit in the Boston area Monday. 

    At the Boston Common, 37,000 American flags are planted. Each flag represents a fallen military service member from Massachusetts, dating back to the Revolutionary War. 

    If you want to see this for yourself, you only have until 6 p.m. Monday.

    In Cambridge, the annual "Memorial Day Parade" will start with a cannon salute at 9:30 a.m. at the Cambridge Common. 

    Boston-Area Events to Commemorate Memorial Day

    [NECN] Boston-Area Events to Commemorate Memorial Day

    People around the country will commemorate Memorial Day Monday. In the Boston area, there are many options to honor the nation's fallen veterans.

    (Published Monday, May 29, 2017)

    You can also mark the day by writing letters to troops and first responders as part of an event at the U.S.S. Constitution Museum in Charlestown. 

    In the North End, Boston will put on its 3rd annual Memorial Day concert. It's free and begins at 5 p.m. at Christopher Columbus Park. 

    In addition, you can attend the following events in the city:

    Worcester Memorial Day ceremony - 11 a.m.

    Dorchester Memorial Day ceremony - 11 a.m.

    Malden Memorial Day ceremony - 1 p.m.

    U.S.S. Constitution - noon

    Puerto Rican Veterans ceremony - 2 p.m.

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