Region – Ceremonies were held throughout the town Nov. 11 as residents, officials, and veterans who served in most military branches and many of the country’s wars gathered to remember those who have served.
Commemorations were held at Pine Grove Cemetery and the various war memorials. Selectman Tim Dodd, speaking at a ceremony in front of the Forbes Municipal Building (FMB), thanked those in attendance and noted that “symbolically, every day should be Veterans Day.”
“The freedom we hold near and dear is tied to the great work of the men and women who have served,” he said.
Dodd also acknowledged the late George Perry, the town’s veterans agent who passed away in April. Perry was instrumental in helping the town establish a veterans tax work- off program and a central district office for veterans in Northborough, Shrewsbury and Westborough.
Herbert Arnold, a veteran who served in the U.S. Navy during the Cold War era, was the day’s grand marshal.
“What is the price of freedom?” he asked the audience.
“That is the price,” he added, as he gestured to the war memorials in front of the FMB.