Memorial Day Ceremonies in Pittsfield, Dalton, and Adams; No Parades
Pittsfield, Dalton, and Adams are among Berkshire County cities/towns that are holding Memorial Day ceremonies on Monday. Memorial Day is a federal holiday observing the sacrifices of the nation's servicemen and women.
The City of Pittsfield’s annual Memorial Day Ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at the Pittsfield Cemetery on Wahconah Street, rain or shine. The event lineup includes Mayor Linda Tyer and guest speaker Staff Sergeant P.J. Hunt with the Army National Guard. The Master of Ceremonies will be Fran Tremblay, former Marine, Commander of Vietnam Veterans Association, Chapter 65.
Pittsfield Community Television (PCTV) will be televising the ceremony on CityLink 1303 and PCTV Select available at PCTV.org. The ceremony will also be available on Roku and Apple devices, and also on the PCTV Facebook page.
The town of Dalton will observe Memorial Day with a reading of the names of the war dead at 10 a.m. Monday at the Mound of the Unknown Dead in the Main Street Cemetery. The reading will be followed by a rifle volley by the American Legion, concluding with taps.
The town of Adams with observe Memorial Day with a ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday in the Maple Street Cemetery. A memorial address will be delivered by Lt. Col. Francis Bourdon.
Neither Pittsfield, Dalton, or Adams will be having a Memorial Day Parade this year.
Just a reminder too that federal, state and local offices, as well as banks will be closed in observance of the holiday. There will also be no mail delivery.
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