Region to commemorate Veterans Day Nov. 11

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Region – The region will commemorate Veterans Day Tuesday, Nov. 11. Here is a preview of local Veterans Day events received as of press time. Visit www.communityadvocate.com and www.facebook.com/communityadvocatenewspaper for additional updates.

Westborough – On Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11, ceremonies to honor Westborough’s veterans will begin at 9 a.m. at Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) Post 9013, 9A Milk St.

The bus will depart at 9:30 a.m. for Pine Grove Cemetery on South Street. Master of Ceremonies Denzil Drewry will introduce State Rep. Carolyn Dykema (D-Holliston) and the Board of Selectmen to present the wreath and Pastor John Taylor will give an invocation.

At 9:50 a.m., the bus departs for the Vietnam Memorial on Ruggles Street for services and wreath laying ceremony. Drewry will introduce Gold Star Mother Rita Lee and selectmen who will present the wreath. Father Jesse Abell will say a prayer.

At 10:10 a.m., the bus departs for Forbes Municipal Building, 45 W. Main St., for services and wreath laying ceremony. The emcee will introduce selectmen and dignitaries, including State Sen. Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) and State Rep. Matthew Beaton (R-Shrewsbury). Grand Marshal Herbert Arnold will be introduced and Pastor Paul Sangree will say a prayer. The WHS consort will sing the national anthem.

Participants then may march or ride the bus to the Westborough rotary for services at 11 a.m.. At the rotary service, the emcee will introduce Pastor Mark Worth who will lead a prayer.

Three volleys of rifle fire by the VFW Post 9013 and the playing of “Taps” by WHS buglers Nick Schurr and Keri Larkin will conclude the ceremony at each monument.

A collation for participants and invited guests will follow at the VFW Post 9013.

Marlborough – Marlborough’s traditional Veterans Day parade will start at 10 a.m. in front of the American Legion on Maple Street. Participants may park at St. Mary’s Credit Union, 133 W. Main St., and are asked to meet at 9:30 a.m. The parade will then proceed along Main Street. Stops will be made at memorials along the route in honor of those who served, ending at the WWI Memorial, also known as “The Doughboy Monument.” Veterans Day ceremonies are coordinated by the Marlborough Veterans Council.