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Shrewsbury comes together to honor veterans

Firefighters Brendan Palumbo, Kevin Weigold, Bill Ryzewski, and Nick Vincequere.

Firefighters Brendan Palumbo, Kevin Weigold, Bill Ryzewski, and Nick Vincequere

Shrewsbury – On Memorial Day, May 27, the town of Shrewsbury came together to honor its veterans. Photos/Bridget O’Connor

 

 

 

 

 

Nora Weigold, age 4, of Shrewsbury; Madeline Faucher, age 4, of Shrewsbury; and Nolan Valliere, age 5, and his sister, Adalyn Valliere, age 4, both of Millbury, are waving flags as they wait for their dads to turn the corner. Madeline, Nolan, and Adalyn's fathers are Shrewsbury police officers and Nora's father is a Shrewsbury firefighter. Katie Faucher, Madeline's mother, said that "Coming to the Memorial day parade is one of my favorite things to do every year. The kids enjoy seeing their dads march and it's a great way to learn about all the men and women who have served our country."

Nora Weigold, 4, of Shrewsbury; Madeline Faucher, 4, of Shrewsbury; and Nolan Valliere, 5, and his sister, Adalyn Valliere, 4, both of Millbury, wave flags as they wait for their dads to turn the corner. Madeline, Nolan, and Adalyn's fathers are Shrewsbury police officers and Nora's father is a Shrewsbury firefighter. Katie Faucher, Madeline's mother, said that “Coming to the Memorial day parade is one of my favorite things to do every year. The kids enjoy seeing their dads march and it's a great way to learn about all the men and women who have served our country.”

Members of the Shrewsbury Police Department march in the Memorial Day Parade.

Members of the Shrewsbury Police Department march in the Memorial Day Parade.

Saluting and honoring Shrewsbury veterans.

Saluting and honoring Shrewsbury veterans

Shrewsbury resident, Worcester firefighter and U.S. Marine Corps veteran Seamus Shanley gives a very inspirational memorable address, including the words from Johhny Cash's "Ragged Old Flag."

Shrewsbury resident, Worcester firefighter and U.S. Marine Corps veteran Seamus Shanley gives an inspirational memorable address, including the words from Johnny Cash's song, “Ragged Old Flag.”

The Oak Middle School band participates in the Memorial Day Parade.

The Shrewsbury Middle School band participates in the Memorial Day Parade.

Shrewsbury High School band marches in the Memorial Day Parade.

Shrewsbury High School band marches in the Memorial Day Parade.

Shrewsbury flag waves proudly next to the U.S. flag.

The Shrewsbury flag waves proudly next to the U.S. flag.

Firefighter Tim Parmenter drives the firetruck with Alyson Vincequere waving to the crowd. Parmenter has been attending the Memorial Parade in Shrewsbury since he was just a kid himself and is "honored" to be a part of it as a Shrewsbury firefighter.

Firefighter Tim Parmenter drives the firetruck as Alyson Vincequere waves to the crowd. Parmenter said he has been attending the Memorial Parade in Shrewsbury since he was “just a kid himself” and was “honored” to be a part of it as a Shrewsbury firefighter.

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