The City of Pittsfield’s annual Memorial Day Procession will begin at 9 a.m. Monday May 29.
For those participating, the lineup will take place from 8:30- 8:45 a.m. on Fenn, Pearl and Allen streets and will leave from City Hall on Fenn Street at 9 a.m. The group will proceed to North Street, and head north to Wahconah Street and then to Pittsfield Cemetery. The procession will feature the Berkshire Veterans Coalition, members of the Pittsfield City Council, high school marching bands, Boy and Girl Scout troops, color guards, honor guards, local students, and a host of volunteers.
Please note that in case of inclement weather, the exercises will begin at 10 a.m. at Morningside Community School, 100 Burbank St.. Stay tuned to local radio stations and PCTV for information pertaining to weather-related updates.
“Memorial Day is an important day in America, and especially here in Pittsfield. It’s a day to give thanks, to pay tribute and to remember those who gave their lives to protect our country,” said Jim Clark, the city’s Director of Veteran Services.
A ceremony will follow at 9:45 a.m. at Pittsfield Cemetery, with Mayor Linda Tyer providing opening remarks, followed by keynote speaker Lou Robesch, Commander, Marine Corps League Detachment 137. The event will include a reading of the names of the nearly 150 Pittsfield veterans who passed away over the last year.
For more information, please contact Clark at 413-499-9433.