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Memorial Day Musical Salute

May 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Flower installation recognizing a previous memorial day celebration.

Flower installation recognizing a previous memorial day celebration.On Monday, May 27 at 11:00 am, all are invited to observe Memorial Day with a special Musical Tribute to our Armed Forces at Emery Park, Depot Square, sponsored by the Town Celebrations Committee. We’ll travel back to World War I, World War II, and Vietnam, with narration by Ashley Rooney and popular songs of those times performed by Lexington High School students, Jeff Leonard, retired Music Director of the Lexington Public Schools, Jason Iannuzzi, LHS Choral Director, and other professionals.

Since World War I, the poppy has come to be known as a symbol of remembrance. Back by popular demand, the Never-Fading Poppy Project (NFPP), a student-led youth team of CAAL, the Chinese American Association of Lexington, will once again install their Poppy Memorial at Emery Park. This beautiful poppy wreath will remain on view at the park for several days after the ceremony.

This year, the NFPP co-leaders, Jodie Chen, Candice Lin, and Lucy Wei, encouraged Lexington High School students to submit original poems on the theme of Memorial Day, under the direction and guidance of Jane Day, Chair of the LHS English Department. Two students will be invited to read their poems as part of the Musical Tribute.

Earlier in the day, there will be a Memorial Walk starting at the entrance to Munroe Cemetery at 10:00 a.m. The public is invited to join the Walk, which will visit several memorials for a brief wreath-laying ceremony before arriving at Emery Park for the official Memorial Day Ceremony


May 27
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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The Depot
13 Depot Square
Lexington, MA 02420 United States
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