Reminder: Southborough’s Veterans Day Ceremony on Thursday

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

As usual, Southborough residents are invited to the Town’s official observances marking the day. 

Following tradition, the Veterans Day ceremony is held at the All Wars Memorial on the Common. 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 participants begin gathering at 10:15 am. The procession starting at 10:45 am.

The community joins them 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.) 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.

(Photo by Susan Fitzgerald)

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