General Laws

Section 44. No veteran, as defined in section one of chapter thirty-one, in the service of the commonwealth or of any county, city or town therein, except policemen and firemen and members of the department of public safety doing police duty, shall be required to perform any service on Memorial Day. Such veterans, if employed as policemen or firemen by any city or town, may be granted leave of absence without loss of pay on Memorial Day by the governing authorities in cities and towns.