Southborough’s Veterans Day Observances

by Beth Melo on November 5, 2021

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In honor of Veterans Day, the following institutions will be closed on Thursday, November 11th: Town offices, the Transfer Station, public schools, the Southborough Library, and the Senior Center.

That morning, Southborough residents are invited to the Town’s official observance. The community will gather at the Town Common at 11:00 am to honor our country’s veterans and service members. (That’s 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.

It is preceded by a parade from the the American Legion & VFW Post Headquarters (at the Community House, 27 Common Street).

The parade is generally comprised of veterans, town scouts, and representatives from the State House and Board of Selectmen. According to the invitation from Steve Whynot (VFW – 3276) and Dan Kolenda (Legion – 161), Scouts from Troop 1, 92 and 623 will be joining them. They also welcome all Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts in Town. 

The parade gathering begins at 10:15 am, with the procession starting at 10:45 am.

(Photo by Susan Fitzgerald)

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