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Westford Celebrates Memorial Day On May 24

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The following was submitted by the Town of Westford Office of Veterans’ Services. To submit your own content, e-mail [email protected]

Westford will honor it’s veterans with several Memorial Day events throughout the morning on Sunday, May 24, 2015.

A part of the remembrance from the 2011 ceremony (stock photo)
A part of the remembrance from the 2011 ceremony (stock photo)

Our veterans and supporters will gather at Freedom Park and then the Forge Village war memorials starting at 9 AM.

We will then march down Broadway in Graniteville and render honors at the N. Main St war memorial at 9:45 AM

 

Honors will be rendered at the Nab Pond dam on Byrne Avenue in Nabnasset by our vets at 10:45 AM

 

On the Common, the reading of our Honor Roll, Westford veterans who have passed, will start at 10:45 AM. Over 1,000 names read by volunteer readers who may be family, friends and neighbors who want to pay respect for those no longer with us.

 

At Noon, a parade from the Roudenbush Community Center to the Town Common with stops at each memorial on the way will occur. Memorial salutes at Westford Fire station, Spanish American/WWI, WWII, Civil War monuments and markers and then the Korean/Vietnam/Persian Gulf memorial. Dignitaries and honored guests will speak at our services. This year’s guest speaker will be Lt Col Kenneth Mierz, Hanscom AFB Inspector General and Westford resident.

 

Feel free to join our veterans, town residents and visitors as we honor all of our veterans.