Photo Gallery: Southborough honors Veterans Day and John Wilson (Updated)

by beth on November 12, 2020

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Above: A bench honoring John Wilson was added to the All Wars Memorial as an Eagle Scout project. The dedication followed yesterday’s annual Town ceremony. (image contributed by Southborough Town officials)

Yesterday, Southborough held its annual parade and memorial service in honor of Veterans Day. Following the ceremony, officials (who were also friends) of the late Veterans Agent Lt. Col. John Wilson honored his memory. A bench in his memory was unveiled at the memorial.

The installation of the bench was part of an Eagle Scout project by Troop 1’s Gabrielius Bazikas.

Below are photos from the events. While most are mine, a handful were contributed by Town officials and Southborough Access Media (SAM). 

Click thumbnails to enlarge:

Veterans Day parade 2020 Veterans marching (and driving)  officials and scouts march VFW Commander Steve Whynot Many attendees observed physical distancing from other households

 St. Matthew's Father Flynn led a prayer State Representative Carolyn Dykema American Legion Commander Dan Kolenda Selectman Brian Shea

Veteran Mark Fallon reciting In Flanders Field Participating veterans and gun salute  Whynot thanks Bazikas Thomas Wilson thanks Town Fond remembrances by Col. William Jackman

Whynot speaking about John Wilson unveiling of memorial bench contributed by Town officials Memorial Bench to recognize Southborough's LTC John Wilson (contributed by Town officials)  Bazikas and Whynot (contributed by SAM) John Wilson's wife and children pose with them (contributed by SAM)

Rep Carolyn Dykema and Selectman Brian Shea join group (contributed by SAM)

For a better view of the pics above, you can see larger versions on Facebook here.

SAM recorded yesterday’s event for the public, but the video still needs final editing. Stay tuned for that.

Updated (11/13/20 7:51 am): For some reason the photos weren’t opening on the correct format on the “front page”. I’m hoping that I fixed the issue.

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1 Kelly Roney November 12, 2020 at 7:58 PM

John Wilson was a fine man. Southborough is better for his having lived here.

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