New Bedford’s 2020 Memorial Day parade cancelled, virtual memorials planned

New Bedford, Massachusetts– New Bedford’s 2020 Memorial Day parade, scheduled for Monday, May 25, has been cancelled due to social distancing measures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The parade is New Bedford’s annual tribute to those lost in service to their country, and the City will hold virtual services to honor them this year.

Several events will be livestreamed on the City’s Facebook pages and aired on New Bedford Cable Access:

  • Monday, May 25 at 10:00 a.m. – Fishermen’s Memorial Service
  • Monday, May 25 at 12 Noon – City Memorial Service & Wreath Laying Ceremony

Other events hosted by local veterans’ groups that are able to continue as planned, while no longer open to the general public, will also be recorded by New Bedford Cable Access and aired on cable and online