Veterans and Active Military

Middleborough Veterans Memorial Park
10 Nickerson Avenue
Middleborough , MA
Phone: 508-946-2407

Middleborough Veterans Memorial Park

The Middleborough Veterans Memorial Park offers a unique collection of remembrances and dedications to those who served. The park was designed as a 50 foot circle, and in its center stands a 40 foot flagpole on an elevated piece of granite. The flag is supported by bricks, engraved with the names of both veterans and non-veterans. The physical support that these name-engraved bricks give the flag symbolizes of the support that each person gave either to their country or to an individual's life. Surrounding the brick-paved circle is a granite wall designed to look like a compass rose. A concrete walkway surrounds the compass wall, passing by dedicated monuments and benches. The park features Read more about Middleborough Veterans Memorial Park

Parting Ways Cemetery
Plympton Street, Route 80
Plymouth , MA

Parting Ways Cemetery

Four young men, African-Americans from Plymouth, served in the American Revolution. Cato Howe was a freeman who had probably never been enslaved. Plato Turner and Prince Goodwin were former slaves. Quamany Quash, who fought for liberty for his country, was himself enslaved and not emancipated until after his military service.Following the war, the Town of Plymouth granted these men acreage near the Kingston border, in an area known as Parting Ways. Howe, Turner, Goodwin and Quash - with their families - established a settlement there known as the New Guinea Settlement. These four American Patriots are buried at Parting Ways and their gravesites marked with American flags. Read more about Parting Ways Cemetery

Battleship Cove
5 Water Street
Fall River , MA
Phone: 508-678-1100

Battleship Cove

As the world's largest collection of historic naval ships and home to five National Historic Landmarks, Battleship Cove is the guardian of our nation's democratic heritage - a proud tradition in which you can share. "Battleship Cove is dedicated to the preservation of a historical memorial providing the public with an educational experience to honor patriotism and country." Read more about Battleship Cove

Downtown Plymouth & Waterfront
Court, Main, and Water Street
Plymouth , MA
Phone: 508-746-1818

America's Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration & Parade

Friday, November 20, 2020 to Sunday, November 22, 2020

Join the excitement this year at one of the TOP 20 Massachusetts USA Events & Festivals! The festivities begin Friday with Concerts, then with Saturday's Opening Ceremonies at 10:30am on Cole's Hill, and at 11am the Annual Thanksgiving Parade (America's only historically accurate chronological parade), which begins at the corner of Nelson and Court Street. The weekend of festivities has become a beloved holiday occasion as well as an important link to our nation’s history and heritage. For 20 years, hundreds of thousands of people from all walks of life have traveled to the historic Plymouth Harbor and Waterfront to experience a bounty of authentic Americana. The celebration of Thanksgiving becomes history-brought-to-life as Pilgrims, Native Americans, Soldiers, Patriots, and Pioneers prdly climb out of the history books and onto the streets of Plymouth. Read more about America's Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration & Parade