An earlier version of this story contained incorrect information about the names of those being honored. The error has been corrected.
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – The Veterans Council of Northampton announced that the 2022 Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony will be held on Monday, May 30th in Florence.
According to the news release sent to 22News by the Mayor of Northampton, the Veterans Council of Northampton, as well as Central Hampshire Veteran Services, have planned this year’s remembrance with marching units as well as veterans from VA Central Western Massachusetts Medical Center, and residents of Soldier On. Northampton Police and Fire departments will be represented, as well as Mayor Gina-Louise Sciarra and other city officials. There will also be several civic and youth organizations participating as in previous years.
A ceremony will be held at Park Street Cemetery to honor those who died in military service. Family members will be awarded the Massachusetts Medal of Liberty in the name of the Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as Commander-in-Chief of the Commonwealth to any Massachusetts servicemen or women killed in action or who died as a result of wounds received in action.
There will be a performance of the Northampton High School Band and members of the JFKeys choral group during the ceremony.