Memorial Day events in the Berkshires



Parade at 10 a.m. Monday from the former Adams Memorial Middle School and will conclude with a ceremony at the Maple Street Cemetery. Guest speaker: USAF Lt. Col. (Ret.) Bruce Shepley. In the event of rain, ceremony will be held in the Adams Fire Station.


Memorial Day Service at 9 a.m. Monday at the Town Hall. Service at Clarksburg Cemetery before the Town Hall event.


Parade will form at 9 a.m. Monday at Dalton United Methodist Church, stepping off at 9:30 a.m., proceeding down Main Street to the Main Street Cemetery for a ceremony at the Mount of the Unknown Dead. Parade Marshal and speaker: Gail Pinna. Master of Ceremonies: Thomas Callahan.


Parade at 11:45 a.m. Monday from Maple Street Cemetery, proceeding to Taylor Street, to Main Street, ending at the Hinsdale Library and War Monument on Maple Street. Master of Ceremonies: Selectman Bruce Marshall. Rain cancels the parade and service will be held in Congregational Church on Maple Street.


Parade will form at 9:30 a.m. Monday on Center Street, stepping off at 10 a.m., proceeding down Main Street to Fairmont Cemetery for services. Grand Marshal is Yvonne Scapin in honor of her late husband, Army veteran Joseph Scapin. In case of rain, the ceremony will be held at the Henry Zukowski Performing Arts Center at Lee High School at 10 a.m.


Parade at noon, Monday. Guest speaker: State Rep. William "Smitty" Pignatelli. Veterans wishing to march or ride in the procession will meet by 11:45 a.m. at Church on the Hill. Information: Sean Ward, (413) 822-4343.

Lenox Dale

Parade at 8 a.m. Monday from Veterans Memorial Park Walker Street to St. Vincent dePaul Church for a Mass for veterans at 8:30 a.m. After Mass, parade will continue through the village to Veterans Memorial Park.


Ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday at Monterey Veterans Memorial Park. Speaker: George Emmons. Parade at 1 p.m. from Sandisfield Road to firehouse for food and entertainment.

North Adams

Parade at 9:30 a.m. Monday. All veterans invited to march; meet at the Legion at 8:30 a.m. Ceremony at Veterans Memorial immediately following parade.

D-Day 70th Anniversary Commemorative Program at 3 p.m. Saturday at Visitors Museum, Building 4, Western Gateway Heritage State Park, Route 8.


Parade at 9 a.m. Monday from City Hall. Staging from 8 to 8:45 a.m. on Fenn Street near City Hall. Proceed to North Street and Wahconah Street for ceremony at Pittsfield Cemetery at 10 a.m. Guest speaker: State Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvieu.


Parade at 8 a.m. Monday from firehouse, north on State Road to Richmond School for a ceremony. Parade lineup at 7:45 a.m. at the firehouse. In case of rain, all events will be held in the school.


Parade at 8 a.m. Monday from Ashley Falls village green to cemetery on Clayton Road for ceremony. Refreshments follow at Trinity United Methodist Church on Route 7A. Rain cancels the parade and the ceremony will take place in the Methodist Church.

Sheffield Historical Society exhibit, "Veterans' Stories," opens from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at the Old Stone Store on the Village Green, Route 7.


Cemetery ceremony 11 a.m. Monday. Gather at Old Town Hall and proceed to both town cemeteries for prayers and taps. Parade at 12:15 p.m. Line up at Town Office building, proceed down Main Street to Old Town Hall building. All veterans invited to participate; rides provided. Potluck picnic at 12:45 p.m.

West Stockbridge

Parade at 10 a.m. Monday on Main Street to the Town Hall on Route 102 for a ceremony at the monument. Parade assembles at 9:45 a.m. across from Congregation Church. Speaker: Robert Barnes, post commander, American Legion Post 254.


Parade at 10 a.m. Monday. Lineup at 9:30 a.m. on Latham Street, travel north on Spring to Main Street and proceed west to Field Park for ceremony. An open house will follow at American Legion Post, 173 Water St.


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