An informal parade will begin at 10 a.m. Monday with a ceremony at the Ashfield Town Hall, 412 Main St., then proceed up Main Street to the Ashfield Plain Cemetery for a second ceremony honoring veterans. At 11:30 a.m., the procession will return to the Town Hall area for the Lions Club chicken barbecue across the street at the First Congregational Church.
At 10 a.m. on Monday the Colrain Memorial Day ceremony will begin with a parade that will step off from the back of West Branch Cemetery. It will follow the roads around the cemetery to the bridge over West Branch River. A ceremony will be conducted on the bridge. The parade will continue on to the cemetery for more services.