Update: July 24, 2008
A final salute and farewell from his adopted hometown of Lawrence to Staff Sgt. Alex Jimenez is scheduled for tomorrow. The coffin is scheduled to arrive tomorrow morning at Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford and be escorted by motorcade to St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 300 Haverhill St., where a wake is planned from 4 to 8 p.m.
On Saturday at 11 a.m., two Clydesdales will pull the carriage with the coffin from the Diaz Healey Funeral Home at 107 S. Broadway over the Duck Bridge to the corner of South Union and Essex streets and then to St. Mary for a memorial Mass at noon.
After services in Lawrence, Jimenez’s remains will be taken to New York, where his family plans a memorial Mass at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Queens. Interment will be in Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale, N.Y.
Click here for more details regarding the route of the motorcade in Lawrence.