Dorchester’s annual observation of Memorial Day will have a distinctly Irish accent this year. The keynote speaker of the time-honored ceremony in Cedar Grove Cemetery on May 29 will be Brigadier General Peter O’Halloran, who has serves with the Irish Army.
O’Halloran has a special connection to Dorchester. His brother, Damion O’Halloran, is a well-known bartender at the Eire Pub.
Gen. O’Halloran has served 10 tours of duty over his four decades in uniform, including stints attached to the United Nations and NATO forces. He is the married father of four, living in Co. Westmeath.
The ceremony at Cedar Grove Cemetery starts around 10 a.m. following a parade from the John P. McKeon Post AMVETS #146 on Hilltop Street. Five different Dorchester veteran posts will participate in the observances.