Memorial Day Commemorations


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Join Us on Memorial Day

May 29th

as we honor all American veterans who gave their lives in sacrifice to our nation.

Wreath laying at the Kennedy Memorial and fountain overlooking Lewis Bay.  480 Ocean Street, Hyannis. Immediately following, a second wreath laying will take place at the Veterans Memorial park adjacent to the Kennedy Memorial park.

A wreath laying at the JFK Hyannis Museum – war memorial flagpole in the courtyard.  Brief comments offered about President Kennedy’s service in the Navy and as Commander in Chief.

These events are free to attend. All are welcomed!

The above events are organized by the Town of Barnstable’s Kennedy Memorial Committee and the JFK Hyannis Museum.

Dedicated on July 8, 1966 by the citizens of Barnstable to commemorate their fallen neighbor, the memorial features a granite wall with two bronze sculptures overlooking a reflecting pool and the sea he loved to sail. The president’s profile medallion adorns the stone wall facing the sea and a presidential seal medallion faces Ocean Street.

Pictured: The mold used to cast the bronze medallion for the JFK Memorial wall on Ocean Street, Hyannis. 

In 2022, the daughter of sculptor Bruce Hoheb (who had a role in creating the memorial), Ms Hoheb, presented the seal’s original fiberglass mold with a bronze patina to the town and the memorial committee. The JFK Hyannis Museum  serves as the seal’s steward and displays it for all to appreciate!

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