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MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONYMonday, May 29th 2017Town Common / Matthew Hawkes Square11:00 amThe Town of Hingham Department of Veterans’ Services and the Hingham Veterans’ Council are proud to announce that the Annual Memorial Day Observance will be held on Monday, May 29th 2017. Hingham Town Moderator, Michael Puzo, will begin the ceremony promptly at 11:00 a.m. on the Town Common.All Veterans [and their families], the HHS Band, and Scouts will be pre-positioned on Middle Street. Honor/Color Guards will be in the park and the general public is invited to congregate on the Common. [Please feel free to bring a chair]The Principal Speaker will be Hingham native, and 1986 graduate of HHS: Colonel Richard John Harries III, USMC. Colonel Harries was trained as an Infantry Officer and later a Naval Aviator where he flew over 3000 hours in the F/A-18. During his most recent deployments the Colonel has served as Deputy Director Plans and Policy Division – United States Forces – Afghanistan, and as the Battle Director for Air Operations, United States Central Command Area of Operations.