March to the Sea Honors the Fallen

In an annual Memorial Day tradition, students in Chilmark, Tisbury and Edgartown will carry flowers to the sea on Friday, May 27 to commemorate Memorial Day.

Chilmark students will leave school for Menemsha at 9:00 a.m. and will be gathered by a coat guard dock.

Tisbury students march will start at 12:30 p.m. The parade goes through town to Owen Park and the students will throw flowers into the harbor.

Edgartown students will leave the school at 1 p.m. and march to Memorial Wharf, with a stop at the war monuments outside the courthouse. The eighth grade class will read the Gettysburg Address and some students will be reciting poetry.

In case of inclement weather, ceremonies will take place in the school gymnasiums.

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