Those wishing to honor the sacrifice of local veterans on Memorial Day will have good opportunities to do so on Monday.
Two back-to-back ceremonies begin at 10 a.m. at the Civil War Veterans Grave in the Provincetown Cemetery. The event starts with a presentation of colors by the U.S. Coast Guard, Provincetown Station, the Provincetown Police Dept., and the Combined Honor Guard. Both events will include a welcome by Jim Keefe and opening prayer by Provincetown United Methodist Church Minister Edgar Miranda, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance, led by Chloe-Marie Osowski, and the National Anthem, sung by Denise Page. There will be a laying of a memorial wreath and a ceremonial volley at both ceremonies as well. Michael Coelho from the Veterans of Foreign Wars will play taps.
The second service begins at 11 a.m. at the Doughboy Soldiers Monument on the Provincetown Town Hall grounds at the corner of Commercial and Ryder streets.
Memorial Day will be observed in Eastham at 10 a.m. at the new Veterans Memorial at the 1869 Schoolhouse Museum, 25 Schoolhouse Road. Rep. Sarah Peake will be the speaker.