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 events that will take place on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27th.
At 9 AM, there will be a dedication of the Lance Corporal Thomas R. Moore, Jr. Memorial Square at the corner of Belmont and Ferry Streets. Lance Corporal Moore who served in the United States Marine Corps was out on patrol with the 2nd Platoon, G Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division when he was killed near Da Nang, Vietnam on February 22,1970. A 1967 graduate of Malden High School, LCPL Moore was just 20 years old at the time of his death. He ended each letter sent home to his family in Malden with “Pray for me” and the last letter his mother received was dated February 19, 1970.
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’s Grand Marshal will be Mr. Herbert “Bob” Goodwin, a combat veteran of the Korean War where he served for more than a year. Mr. Goodwin enlisted in the U.S. Army on September 6, 1951 and was honorably discharged on May 19, 1953. During the war, Mr. Goodwin participated in three military campaigns and for his service he was awarded the Korean Service Medal with 3 bronze battle stars. Born in Everett, Mr. Goodwin is a long-time resident of Malden. In 1953 he married his wife of 65 years Joanna as soon as he returned home from the Korean War. The Goodwins have lived in the same Edgeworth home since they married and where they raised their four children.
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.