Memorial Day is usually filled with parades featuring local veterans, addresses by various officials, student essays and high school marching bands.
Those observances were canceled last year but the abbreviated versions held Monday were a sign that the community is getting back to normal after 14 months under a public health emergency.
Like so many events of the past year, Memorial Day was silent in 2020. But with Gov. Charlie Baker's lifting of capacity limits and mask wearing outdoors as of May 29, town officials are hoping for a parade this year on May 31.