Five Things You Need to Know Today: May 28

What's happening, what's open, what's closed and more on Memorial Day in Lexington.

1. Lexington's Memorial Day Parade: After morning wreath laying ceremonies, a parade steps off at 10 a.m. by the Lexington Police Station and winds around town before making its way back to the Battle Green for ceremonies starting around 9:15 a.m.

2. About Those Wreath Layings: The first is at 8:45 a.m. at the Lexington Firefighters Memorial at the on Bedford Street. And the second is at 9 a.m. at , 520 Bedford St.

3. : A day of remembrance for the fallen who gave their lives in service to our nation, Memorial Day is observed the last Monday in May, often with parades, wreath-laying ceremonies and poppies. 

4. What's Open, What's Closed: Town offices, schools, many businesses, the and are all closed for the holiday. Many convenience stores, restaurants and supermarkets will be open.

5. Showers, Maybe: There's a chance of showers and/or thunderstorms beginning in the late afternoon, with highs in the mid-70s, according to the National Weather Service, which predicts a cloudy evening, with a chance of rain and a low of 59.

Joan Reddy May 28, 2012 at 12:58 PM
Times on parade and ceremonies please? How can they start at 10 and wind up later at 9:15?
Patrick Ball (Editor) May 29, 2012 at 01:14 AM
Hi Joan, I'm sorry about the confusion. That should say 11:15 a.m. Unfortunately, I was out of town all weekend and only saw your comment after returning home this evening. -- patrick


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