Annual Memorial Day parade on Monday

Above: Marching in the annual Memorial Day parade (photo by Chris Wraight)

Southborough will remember its veterans on Monday with the annual Memorial Day parade. The parade starts at 9:00 am at Marlboro Saving Bank at the corner of East Main and Newton Streets. Veterans are asked to meet at the Legion/VFW Headquarters at the Community House at 8:15 am.

The parade will wind down Main Street and through Southborough’s cemeteries old and new. The route will also stop at each of the town’s war memorials to honor and pay tribute to Southborough men and women who have worn the uniform in service to our country. A Trottier student will present the Gettysburg Address at the Civil War Monument in honor of Southborough residents who paid the ultimate price.

Veterans of VFW Post 3276 and American Legion Post 161 will lead the parade, followed by members of the Southborough Men and Militia, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, local politicians, and the Trottier and Algonquin marching bands. All veterans, especially those who have recently returned from service in Iraq, Afghanistan or any deployment in service to our nation, are welcome to march in the parade.

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Sue Wright
11 years ago

I remember marching in the parade and then reciting the Gettysburg address with Miss Finn.

Steve Whynot
11 years ago

Thank you Susan for posting our schedule for this coming Memorial Day. I’d like to invite all Veterans to join with us tonight to place flags on the graves at the Rural Cemetery at 6:00 PM and to march with us Monday. There are many Veterans here in town that we haven’t had the opportunity to meet. Please join us – March in civvies – that’s fine… but please let the townsfolks recognize your service. Join with us.

Steve Whynot,SK1,USN-Ret
Commander – VFW Post 3276

Al Hamilton
11 years ago

This Memorial day I am going to be thinking about my children’s generation. Born in the 80’s and 90’s millions of them have volunteered since 9/11 to serve their country and have carried the weight of 10 years of war. I have gotten to know a few of these and every time I worry about the future I think about these unselfish citizens and I feel a lot better.

For those of us who never served it is specially incumbent on us to reflect on the costs of our liberties. Spend a few minutes with those from the next greatest generation who will not be with us on Monday except in our hearts.

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