LUDLOW, Mass. (WWLP) – The Town of Ludlow will be commemorating Memorial Day with ceremonies on Friday and Monday, there will not be a parade this year.
Wreath laying ceremonies were held on Friday, May 28 at Island Pond Cemetery, followed by the Portuguese Veterans Memorial, Sgt. Joshua Desforges Memorial, Veterans Park School, Center Street Cemetery and Civil War Soldiers Monument. At each location a wreath was laid followed by a prayer for the fallen, Honor Guard rifle salute, and taps.
“It’s always on the Friday before Memorial Day. The town comes together to visit all the Veterans monuments, a lot of those who have died in the service of our country,” said Eric Segundo, Director of the Ludlow Veteran Services.
On Monday, May 31 at 11 a.m., a Memorial Day Ceremony will commence in front of the Veterans Memorial (across from 20 East Street).
East Street from the Indian Orchard Bridge to Sewall Street will be closed beginning at 10 a.m. to vehicular traffic allowing for residents to attend the ceremony while socially distanced.