Somervillle’s Veterans’ Day Ceremony at Milk Row Cemetery

Photos by Skip Murray

By William Tauro 

Each year for the past four, members associated with Historic Somerville, the Somerville Museum, and the City’s Historic Preservation Commission have organized a brief event to help honor some of Somerville’s oldest veterans, from the American Revolution and the War of 1812 who are buried in the City’s historic Milk Row Cemetery on Somerville Avenue. For those who may not be aware, the much newer Cemetery on Broadway, on Clarendon Hill, is the home of the 69 soldiers who proudly served in World War II and beyond, and were killed in action.
The public was invited to partake in the very brief ceremony on Veteran’s Day on Friday afternoon at the Milk Row Cemetery. The Rembrance Program included a bugler and the laying of a poppy wreath in front of the 1863 Civil War Monument by local members of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts and other Somerville residents and visitors.

 The event was also videotaped by the City for viewing on our local cable station.
The Cemetery took place at 400 Somerville Ave., next to the Market Basket parking lot. 

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