Memorial Day weekend begins for school children in Tisbury and Edgartown with the annual March to the Sea on Friday, May 24. The Edgartown School students begin their walk to the Edgartown Wharf at 1 p.m. They will be joined by town officials as they make their way to the water, stopping at the court house to leave baskets of flowers. The band will play and the students will recite the Pledge of Allegiance. The community and parents are welcome to join them for the traditional march commemorating those who lost their lives in service to their country.
Tisbury School students leave for Owen Park via Spring street at 12:30 p.m. the same day. The students will carry flowers to throw into the harbor to remember the veterans who have died. In case of inclement weather, the Tisbury School ceremony will be held in the gym at 12:30 p.m. The community is invited to join the children along the way.