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Northborough remembers fallen heroes

 

Northborough – Residents gathered in Northborough Monday 28 to honor the town's veterans with a parade and ceremonies at the war memorials. The day's events were organized by the American Legion Vincent F. Picard Post 234.

(Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.)

The Color Guard of the American Legion Vincent F. Picard Post 234 leads the annual Memorial Day parade.

 

State Sen. Jamie Eldridge, D-Acton, speaks at the Howard Street Cemetery.

Cub Scout Pack 55 marches in the parade.

Algonquin Regional High School student Elizabeth Wig plays "Taps" at the First World War Monument.

Members of the Brownie Troop 30800 wave flags while marching in the parade.

The Algonquin Regional High School Marching Band, under the direction of Eric Vincent, plays patriotic music along the parade route.

Winslow Kidder of Boy Scout Troop 101 recites "In Flanders Field" at the First World War Monument.

The Algonquin Regional High School Chamber Choir, under the direction of Katherine Waters, sings "America the Beautiful" at the World War II - Korean War - Vietnam War Memorial.

Riding in the parade in style are representatives of American Legion Vincent F. Picard Post 234: (l to r): Commander Bob Giles, Past Commander Joe Drummond and Arthur Butt at the wheel of his 1926 Ford Model T.

Mary Youssef of Girl Scout Troop 30785 reads "Those Who Dare Fight" at the closing of the ceremony at Howard Street Cemetery.

Members of the 125th Quartermaster Company salute as the National Anthem is played by the Algonquin Regional High School Marching Band.

Parade Chair Gerard W. Bourque and Army veteran Armand Charest lay a wreath at the World War II - Korean War - Vietnam War Memorial during the first of three ceremonies along the parade route.

Algonquin Regional High School student Chris Lang plays "Taps" at the World War II - Korean War - Vietnam War Memorial.

 

Board of Selectmen Chair Jeff Amberson delivers an emotional speech at the final ceremony of the day, held at the Howard Street Cemetery.

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A rifle salute is presented as the American flag is raised from half staff at the second ceremony of the day, held at the First World War Memorial.

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