Northborough pays tribute to fallen heroes
By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer
Bruce Goldsmith and the Color Guard of the American Legion Vincent F. Picard Post 234 lead the parade. Goldsmith was named the Legionnaire of the Year.
Northborough – On May 26, the Memorial Day parade made stops for ceremonies at four monuments in downtown Northborough. Participants included many members of the American Legion Vincent F. Picard Post 234 and guest veterans, town and state officials, and Scout troops. Music was provided by the Algonquin Regional High School Marching Band and Chamber Choir.
At the Veterans Memorial in the Howard Street Cemetery, the speakers included state Sen. Harriette Chandler, D-Worcester; state Rep. Danielle Gregoire, D-Marlborough; state Rep. Harold Naughton Jr., D-Clinton; and Selectman Jeff Amberson.
Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.
State Rep. Harold Naughton Jr. speaks at the Howard Street Cemetery. A major in the U.S. Army Reserve, Naughton has served tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Parade Chair Gerard Bourque assists World War II veterans Harvey Chapdelaine and Connie Ludovico as they lay a wreath at the World War II – Korean War – Vietnam War Memorial.
Singing “You’re a Grand Old Flag” are members of Girl Scout Troop 11398: (l to r) Deniz Tanriverdi, 8, Emily Tennyson, 8, and Marianna Lorusso, 9.
Members of the Algonquin Regional High School Chamber Choir sing “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” at the Civil War Monument.
Armand Charest, Army veteran of the Korean War, salutes as the American flag is risen.
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