Memorial Day weekend has finally arrived and with it comes the promise of Summer with pools opening around town, boats heading to their moorings in Marblehead Harbor and the days getting longer and warmer.

As part of the Memorial Day parade, the Glover’s Regiment marches to Memorial park and fires a salute in memory of those whose sacrifices we remember on this day.

This image was captured last year as the old muskets fired – in the case of a few rifles, you can see a significant flame erupt as well.