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Westborough honors its veterans

By Bonnie Adams, Government Editor

First Sgt. William Harris (right) and his son, Nathan, attend the ceremony held in front of the War Memorial at the town rotary on Veterans Day Nov. 11. Photo/Bonnie Adams

Westborough – The town commemorated Veterans Day Nov. 11 with a series of ceremonies held at the Pine Grove Cemetery and in front of the town's war memorials.

The master of ceremony was Kenneth Ferrera, the town's assistant veterans agent and deputy director. Paul Horrigan and Robert Sylvester served as the day's grand marshals. Officials present included Westborough Board of Selectmen Chair Lydia Goldblatt and Selectman Leigh Emery, along with state Rep. Matthew Beaton, R – Shrewsbury, and State Sen. Jamie Eldridge, D – Acton. The Reverend Cynthia Frado, senior minister for the Unitarian Universalist Congregational Society of Westborough and Pastor Steve Misarski of the New Hope Chapel, who is also a chaplain with the National Guard, led prayers at the ceremonies.

“[It was] a day to honor the hidden heroes of a peaceful nation,” Ferrera said. “It's beyond our power to fully repay them. Our hearts are filled with gratitude and respect.”

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