Memorial Day observances this weekend: Flag placement Friday, parade Monday

Above: Memorial Day observances honor soldiers’ sacrifices as far back as the revolutionary war. (Photos by Susan Fitzgerald)

The Southborough community is invited to participate in the town’s traditional Memorial Day services.

As usual, residents, veterans and scouts are encouraged to help replace flags tomorrow evening, Friday May 27th, at 6:00 pm.

The event takes place at the Rural Cemetery on Cordaville Road. Volunteers should meet in front of the Maintenance Building at the back of the cemetery.

Then, on Monday morning, veterans, local officials, and scouts will march in the annual parade. The morning begins with veterans invited to gather at the American Legion Headquarters (at the Community House).  That gathering takes place at 8:15 am.

Participants for the 9:00 am parade should gather in advance in the Marlboro Savings Bank parking lot. Joining veterans as usual will be the Algonquin Regional High School Band, the Trottier Band, Boys Scouts, Cub Scouts, and Girl Scouts.

At 9:00 am, the parade proceeds down down Main Street, then to the cemeteries and memorials with traditional stops along the way “to pay tribute to those who have served our nation and who paid the ultimate price for our freedom.” The final ceremony takes place at the All Wars memorial. The entire community is invited.

The Algonquin Camerata Singers will join the memorial service to perform patriotic songs.

The public invitation was issued by Commander Steve Whynot, VFW Post 3276 and Commander John Wilson, Legion Post 161.

For a photo gallery of last year’s services click here.

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Steve Whynot
7 years ago

Thank You to those who attended our Memorial Day Observance here in Southborough yesterday – despite the occasional rain shower. Our thanks to everyone who participated – There are so many people to thank – I would be remiss in forgetting someone – Therefore – THANK YOU ALL!!!!!

Mark Fallon
7 years ago

Steve – Southborough is fortunate to have leaders like you and John Wilson who give up so much time to organize the flag replacements, parade and observances. THANK YOU!

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