Hudson – Memorial Day was observed May 26 in downtown Hudson with a parade led by the Hudson Police Color Guard. In addition to military vehicles, the parade featured representatives from the town's veterans” organizations and Scout troops. Music was provided by the marching bands of Hudson High and Quinn Middle schools. A ceremony followed at Liberty Park with speakers including state Rep. Kate Hogan, D-Stow, and Selectman Fred Lucy.
Keynote speaker Ed LaVache discussed his grandfather, Ron, a Navy veteran of the Korean War who passed away after attending last year's Veterans Day parade in Hudson. He was described by his grandson as “a true American hero.”