Photo Gallery: Observing Memorial Day weekend

by beth on May 26, 2020

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Above: This year, Southborough marked Memorial Day with a small, closed ceremony on Monday morning preceded by a Friday morning car parade. (images cropped from social media posts)

Southborough couldn’t hold it’s usual community observances for Memorial Day. But residents and officials did find ways to mark the occasion. Here are photo highlights from the parade and ceremony.

Memorial Day Ceremony

A small contingent of veterans and officials met up at the American Legion headquarters and marched to the All Wars Memorial yesterday morning.

Speeches were recorded by Southborough Access Media. So stay tuned for a video. In the meantime, SAM shared some photos on Facebook and the Town tweeted photos by Dan Kolenda:

Veterans gather at American Legion post (photo by Dan Kolenda tweeted by @17Common) Veterans and officials approach All Wars Memorial (photo by Dan Kolenda tweeted by @17Common) Memorial Day 2020 ceremony (from SAM Facebook page) Memorial Day 2020 ceremony (from SAM Facebook page) Commander Steve Whynot speaking at Memorial Day 2020 ceremony (from SAM Facebook page)

Outside of the ceremony, the All Wars Memorial was open as always for the public to stop in and take a moment to remember Southborough veterans. The memorial highlights the names of those who made the “Supreme Sacrifice”.

Southborough's All Wars Memorial (photo by Beth Melo) Southborough's All Wars Memorial (photo by Beth Melo) Southborough's All Wars Memorial (photo by Beth Melo)

Car Parade for seniors and veterans

Leading into the long weekend, the Southborough Senior Center’s Dull Men’s Club led a vehicle parade through Town. The event was meant to both pay tribute to the holiday and to bring joy to seniors throughout town. 

From comments, I’ve received and heard, it wasn’t just seniors who smiled at Friday morning’s procession.

Below is a tweet from the Town sharing a video of 25 vehicles leaving the Senior Center. (If you can’t view that, click here.)

For a better look at some of the vehicles, below are photos posted of some by the Senior Center on Facebook:

Dull Men's Club Memorial Day parade (from Senior Center Facebook) Dull Men's Club Memorial Day parade (from Senior Center Facebook) Dull Men's Club Memorial Day parade (from Senior Center Facebook) Dull Men's Club Memorial Day parade (from Senior Center Facebook) Dull Men's Club Memorial Day parade (from Senior Center Facebook)

Dull Men's Club Memorial Day parade (from Senior Center Facebook) Dull Men's Club Memorial Day parade (from Senior Center Facebook) Dull Men's Club Memorial Day parade (from Senior Center Facebook) Dull Men's Club Memorial Day parade (from Senior Center Facebook) Dull Men's Club Memorial Day parade (from Senior Center Facebook)

For a better look at some of the people involved, Al Bezanson captured pics organizers getting ready.

Bill Harrington assembles parade (contributed by Allan Bezanson) (contributed by Allan Bezanson) Diane Higgins and Lisa Braccio(contributed by Allan Bezanson) Sally and CDR Jed Watters (contributed by Allan Bezanson) Antique autos at Senior Center for parade(contributed by Allan Bezanson)

Southborough Access Media also posted from the parking lot, indicating that we can look for a SAM video in the future:

Southborough Police and Selectwoman Lisa Braccio (from SAM Facebook page)

 

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