Kate Dario
Chilmark, Edgartown and Tisbury schools held their annual Memorial Day march to the sea ceremonies Friday.
March to the Sea
Memorial Day


On Friday, May 25 children at grammar schools around the Island will take part in March to the Sea rituals.


Schoolchildren in Tisbury, Chilmark and Edgartown participated in the annual holiday tradition Friday of commemorating those who have been lost at sea.


The after-school baton twirling club at the Edgartown School had an important task Friday afternoon: leading the school’s annual March to the Sea in honor of Memorial Day.

In an annual Memorial Day tradition, students in Chilmark, Tisbury and Edgartown will carry flowers to the sea on Friday, May 27 to commemorate Memorial Day.


Traffic came to a halt in Edgartown Friday afternoon as the Edgartown School took to the streets for their annual Memorial Day march to the sea.

At 1:00 p.m., the entire school followed the seventh grade class down to Memorial Wharf for a short ceremony.



“One.” Parents leaned close and readied their cameras.

“Two.” Seventh-graders looked at each other in excited anticipation. They had waited all day for this, waited for years, watching as older students took their turns. They had led the procession from Edgartown School down Main street to Memorial Wharf, and now stood at the water’s edge, clutching a garden, ready to pay tribute to generations of fallen soldiers.