Supporting veterans and their families in Shrewsbury
Seamus Shanley, a former Marine and current Worcester firefighter from Shrewsbury, approaches the finish line with his son, Rory, 4, and daughter, Maeve, 2.
Shrewsbury – Over 200 runners and walkers participated in the eighth annual Veterans Memorial 5K Road Race/Walk held Nov. 4, beginning and ending at Veterans Inc. Independence Hall. Garrett Roy, of Shrewsbury, finished first overall in 17:11. Ashley Linder, of Laconia, N.H., was the first-place female in 20:19. Prior to the race, a Salute to Veterans was observed with speakers Vincent Perrone, president and CEO of Veterans Inc.; Denis Leary, vice president and executive director; and state Rep. Matt Beaton, R-Shrewsbury. Proceeds go to Veterans Inc., the largest provider of services to veterans and their families in New England.
Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.
Over 200 participants start the eighth annual Veterans Memorial 5K Road Race/Walk.
Children enjoy a fun run on the lawn of Veterans Inc. Independence Hall.
The color guard from the College of the Holy Cross ROTC Unit stands at attention during a Salute to Veterans prior to the race.
Members from the Shrewsbury High School A Cappella Choir sing the National Anthem.
(l to r) State Rep. Matt Beaton, R-Shrewsbury, speaks during the Salute to Veterans, along with Vincent Perrone, president and CEO of Veterans Inc., and Denis Leary, vice president and executive director.
(l to r) Garrett Roy, a Shrewsbury resident and sophomore at St. John’s High School, finishes first overall in 17:11. Arthur Besse, of Templeton, finishes a close second.
Ashley Linder, a Navy veteran from Laconia, N.H., is the first-place female in 20:19.
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