Annual Memorial Day Service on Sunday, May 29 at 11 a.m. 


Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody will honor all veterans, past and present, on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 11 a.m. at their annual Memorial Day Service to take place at the Veterans Circle of the cemetery. The public is invited to attend this event to pay tribute to the men and women who have served our country. This service will include readings from members of the Puritan Lawn community, the Lynnfield Knights of Columbus, and Pastor Tom Coots. Bagpipe music will be provided by Iain Massie of the Boston Pipers Society. Our veterans will also be honored throughout the weekend with the annual Boulevard of Flags display that includes 50 U.S. casket flags donated by family members to be proudly flown along Pierce Boulevard. Smaller U.S. flags and flower arrangements for placement on individual graves are currently available and will continue to be offered throughout Memorial Day weekend. All proceeds from the sale of flags and raffle over the weekend will support NEADS Assistant Dogs for Veterans. This organization provides service dogs to veterans who are coping with physical limitations, hearing loss and post-traumatic stress. Extended visiting hours will be observed throughout the weekend. Gates will be open to vehicular traffic from 7:30 a.m. until 8 p.m. and our office staff will be available from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. An information booth will be placed at the Veterans Circle with Puritan Lawn staff members on hand to assist visitors in locating individual grave sites.

Established in 1933, Puritan Lawn Memorial Park is recognized as a leader in educating families on the importance of preplanning their burial needs. Puritan Lawn is the oldest memorial park in the East and sits on 140 scenic acres bordering three lakes and conservation land.

For more information, contact Puritan Lawn Memorial Park at 978-535-3660, by email at or visit