Because Veterans Day falls on a Saturday this year, the federal holiday is this Friday, November 10th. On that day, the following facilities are closed in Southborough: public schools, Town offices, the Southborough Library, and the Senior Center.
On Saturday, the Library will again be closed, as will the Transfer Station.
As for our Town’s observance of the holiday, it will take place on the actual day of remembrance, Saturday, “The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month”.
Following tradition, the Veterans Day ceremony is held at the All Wars Memorial on the Common. The 30-40 minute ceremony remembers our fallen and honors those who serve today and all those who have served our nation. It includes readings and patriotic music.
The ceremony is preceded by a short parade led by American Legion 161 and Veterans of Foreign Wars – Post 3276.
The parade is comprised of veterans, town Scout groups, Algonquin students, and representatives from the State House and Board of Selectmen.
Marchers are asked to convene by 10:30 am at the American Legion and VFW headquarters at 27 Common Street (the Community House). The procession will start at 10:45 am.
All veterans are encouraged to join the group and the public invited to observe.