|Holiday Hours: Memorial Day|
|09:00AM / Friday, May 26, 2023|
Photo Courtesy of U.S. Army
Arlington National Cemetery is the nation's first federal military cemetery. A ceremony is held each Memorial Day at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Memorial Day is being celebrated Monday, May 29. It is a federal holiday observing the sacrifices of the nation's servicemen and -women. It started as a day to decorate the graves of fallen Civil War soldiers, particularly in the South, and many states adopted the day as Decoration Day to commemorate all U.S. soldiers after World War I.
Memorial Day was established as a federal holiday in 1971 by Congress. It falls on the last Monday in May.
Federal, state and local offices; no mail delivery.
Public colleges and schools, most private schools
Most offices and businesses
BRTA is not running
Most retail outlets, groceries
Restaurants and bars, by choice
Memorial Day parades and observances can be found here.
The state Department of Transportation is urging the public to plan ahead if traveling Memorial Day Weekend, and to expect an increased volume of travelers this year.
All scheduled road work around the Memorial Day Weekend is postponed.
The Cape Flyer begins service on Friday, May 26, through Sept. 3. Find the full schedule here.
Sign up at the 511 Traveler Information Service to receive personalized travel information alerts via email, text or telephone. MassDOT as always reminds drivers to avoid using cell phones while driving. Call into the 511 service before departing. Download Waze, the real-time traffic navigation app that provides motorists with real-time traffic conditions across Massachusetts.