NORTH READING – The 2022 Memorial Day parade, organized by the North Reading Company of Minit and Militia, will step off from the Town Common at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 30, as the town marks observances to honor the war dead.

Units that have not marched in the parade in recent years must notify the organizers and be approved. To seek approval, contact Richard Stratton, Parade Coordinator, by email ( or phone (978-664-6202), prior to Friday, May 13.

The route of the parade will proceed from the common down the Bow Street side, past the Flint Memorial Library, then turn left down Park Street, turning right at Nan’s Cafe, continuing on Park Street to Mount Vernon Street, then right on to Haverhill Street, where the parade will return by turning right on to Park Street, then proceed left on Bow Street, passed the reviewing stand in front of the Flint Memorial Library, then to the common for closing ceremonies at 11 a.m.

The parade will be preceded by early morning services with the traditional prayer, reading of the Roll of Honor and musket salute.

The services will begin at the Riverside Cemetery at 7 a.m.; proceed to Harmony Vale Ceremony at 7:45 a.m.; then on to Ipswich River Park Blue Star Memorial at 8:45 a.m., closing with services at Park Street Cemetery.

The public is cordially invited to attend these services which honor our veterans who served our country.

Refreshments will be served in the Third Meeting House on the Common at the conclusion of all activities for services and parade participants.