Nahant Memorial Day Parade and Ceremonies: Parade Order #1
Parade participants will arrive at the Nahant Lowlands parking lot (to the right of the Nahant Veteran’s Memorial at the entrance to Nahant) May 28, 2018 and assemble on Nahant Road no later than 0900.
Unit or organization leaders are requested to report to parade marshals Edwin Manzano, Dan Fiori, and Lynne Noonan, stationed at the lowlands parking lot and on Nahant Rd., no later than 0900 to verify marching order.
Units and Organizations will fall into their final formations on Nahant Rd. when assembly is sounded. The assembled parade will commence its march to Tudor Wharf promptly at 0930.
Changes to the parade order will be announced prior to start of the parade. Nahant Harbormaster, or his designee at Nahant Town Wharf, and Boston Fireboat will establish communications via cell phone or VHF Marine Radio. Nahant Harbormaster, or his designee, will advise the Boston Fireboat as to local area and optimum positioning for the ceremony.
3) At the entrance to Tudor Wharf and parking lot. Parade units and organizations will be directed by Parade Marshals Michael Billias, Chris Billias, and Thomas Quinn Jr. to positions on the Tudor Wharf Parking lot.
At the conclusion of ceremonies at the wharf, the parade will immediately reassemble and march to Nahant Road and from there, past Town Hall to Greenlawn cemetery.
At the entrance to Greenlawn Cemetery parade formations will be directed by Parade Marshals Jay Collins, Alice Roy and Glenn Sanphy.
Motorized vehicles will form to the right on Nahant Road. Marching Units will be formed in a line east of the Chapel facing the Speaker's Podium. The combined choirs of the Nahant Village Church and St Thomas Aquinas Church will be positioned at the steps joining the upper and lower cemetery. Buglers will play Taps. The firing party of the Beverly American Legion Herman A. Spear Post #331 will be positioned on high ground above the parade assembly and fire a volley of three in Salute to the Departed and Fallen.
The parade will march down Nahant Road for pass in review and turn left into Veteran’s Memorial Park.
At the Veteran’s Memorial Park, the closing ceremonies will be held. The American Flag will be raised to full staff while the combined bands of the Bridgewater Antiphonal Society, the Swampscott High School Band and the Johnson School Marching Band will play the National Anthem.
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