Region – Several local communities will be commemorating Memorial Day on Monday, May 28.
Marlborough ? The city's parade will start at 10 a.m. Monday, May 28, at the intersection of John Street and Bolton St., in front of St. Mary's Credit Union. Participants, including veterans, local scouting groups, marching bands, and elected officials will march down Main Street, stopping at each of the city's different war memorials. “Taps” and a gun salute will be held at each memorial.
At the parade's conclusion, a ceremony will be held at Monument Square featuring Jay Kanavos, a retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel, as the guest speaker.
Northborough – The town's parade, which is sponsored by the Vincent F. Picard Post 234, American Legion, will start in the Trinity Church parking lot, 23 Main St.? Parade participants should gather to assemble there between 11:15-11:30 a.m.
The parade will muster on Hudson Street and march to the World War II – Korean War – Vietnam War monument for the first ceremony at 12:00 noon. The parade will then proceed on Pierce Street and Church Street for the second ceremony at the First World War memorial. The third and final ceremony will be in the Howard Street Cemetery at the veterans” memorial/flag pole.
?Shrewsbury – A parade will be held on Monday, May 28 starting at 9:30 a.m. from the Richard D. Carney Municipal Office Building, 100 Maple Ave. and will make stops at the following locations: Soldier's Statue in front of Police Station on Maple Ave., the War Memorial at the Town Center, and at the Veterans” Lots at Mountain View Cemetery.
The Memorial Address at the town center will be given by Linda Amatucci, a local resident and Retired Information Specialist, who served in the 267th Combat Communications Squadron at Otis Air National Guard Base, Otis MA.
?Southborough – A parade will commence on Monday, May 28 starting at 9 a.m. at the Marlboro Savings Bank, located at the corner of East Main and Newton Streets. Participants are asked to gather at the Legion/VFW Headquarters at the Community House at 8:15 a.m. The parade will go down Main Street and make stops at the town's cemeteries.
Westborough – The town's parade will start at the VFW Post 9013, 9 Milk St. on Monday, May 28 at 8 a.m. Dedications will take place at St. Luke's Cemetery, Pine Grove Cemetery, Midland Cemetery and the Forbes Building Memorials, before returning to the VFW Post about 11 a.m.
Two Westborough veterans, John Jacob Leonard Matson and the late Stephen Eric Sullivan, have been named the town's 2012 Memorial Day parade Grand Marshals. Sullivan's family will be representing him during the ceremonies.