Please join the Malden community as we remember and honor the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our nation’s freedom at a series of event that will take place on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28th.
At 9AM, there will be a dedication of Joseph F. Kinnon Memorial Square at Adams and West Streets. Joseph F. Kinnon was born in Malden on September 22, 1917 and was one of seven brothers who served in the military during World War II. On July 30, 1944, TEC5 Joseph F. Kinnon was killed in action in Normandy, France while serving as a medic with the 117th Infantry Regiment, Medical Detachment with the 30th Division with the U.S. Army. Joseph F. Kinnon was one of 239 Malden veterans who died in WWII.
At 10 AM the annual Memorial Day Parade will kick off at the corner of Salem, Ferry, and Main Streets and will proceed north on Main Street to Forest Street and into Forest Dale Cemetery. There will be a short ceremony at Forest Dale Cemetery, then the parade will resume onto Pierce Street, turn right onto Salem Street and will end at the corner of Salem, Ferry, and Main Streets.
This year the City of Malden is honored to host a group of 30 Irish veterans who are members of the Irish United Nations Veterans Association (IUNVA) who will be marching in the parade. These veterans have served all over the world and are assigned to the United Nations to support peace keeping missions.
Any person or group who would like to march or volunteer in the Memorial Day Parade should contact Kevin Jarvis at 781-397-7139 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Released by the Office of Mayor Gary Christenson
Photos by City of Malden