Memorial Day Parade, Wreath-Laying Canceled In Annapolis

Kristin Danley-Greiner

ANNAPOLIS, MD — The 2020 Memorial Day Parade in Annapolis has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic and Gov. Larry Hogan's statewide restriction on large public gatherings. The annual wreath-laying ceremony at Susan Campbell Park has been canceled, too. Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley asks residents to use the time instead to think about those who made the ultimate sacrifice in serving their country.

“We may not be able to gather together in the way we usually do, but we can take this time to be honor those and be grateful for the willingness of previous generations to think and act in a selfless way," Buckley said in a statement.

Also on Memorial Day, refuse collection that normally would occur on Monday will be picked up on Tuesday. Tuesday collection will occur on Wednesday. No metal bulk collection will take place on Wednesday. Annapolis transit will be operating on a Sunday bus schedule with the Purple Route in operation from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Memorial Day.

City offices will be closed Memorial Day and the special City Council meeting that would normally be held on Monday has been rescheduled for May 26.

This article originally appeared on the Annapolis Patch