Cambridge Commemorates Memorial Day with City Hall Lighting and Virtual Observance, Memorial Wreaths, Grave Flags, and Virtual Observance

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Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui and City Manager Louis A. DePasquale joined members of the Veterans Services Department, Cambridge Police and Cambridge Fire to place flags at the graves of our fallen in the Veterans section of the Cambridge Cemetery. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Memorial Day observances will feature several virtual events and remembrances.

“Memorial Day is a time to remember the brave men and women who gave their life for our country and to honor them for paying the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedom, our country, and our Cambridge,” said City Manager Louis A. DePasquale. “I ask that our residents, on Memorial Day this year, find time in their day to conduct a moment of silence and remembrance for those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country.“

During the evenings over the Memorial Day Weekend, Cambridge City Hall will be lit up gold and decorated with wreaths bearing the message, “Cambridge Remembers Our Fallen.” The gold lighting on City Hall honors the Gold Star Families of our City and the Commonwealth, and  also honors all Cambridge veterans lost in service and to COVID-19. Additionally, a pre-recorded Memorial Day observance will air on Monday, May 25, at 10 a.m. and 8 p.m., on the Municipal Cable Television Channel, 22-CityView. The observance is also be available online.

“Lighting up City Hall gold, having city staff place flags on the graves of fallen heroes, and placing special wreaths on the City Hall lawn are ways for all of us as a community to remember those who have lost their lives in service to our country, and also to the families who have lost a loved one to COVID-19,” said Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui.

Photo (l to r): Cambridge Police Commissioner Branville G. Bard Jr., City Manager Louis A. DePasquale, and Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui work with members of the Cambridge Fire and Police Departments to place flags at the graves of Cambridge's fallen heroes. Photo by Kyle Klein.

 

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