Shrewsbury – Despite a rainy morning May 30, Shrewsbury residents and visitors remembered fallen veterans with the town’s annual Memorial Day parade.
Selectmen Board Chair Maurice DePalo welcomed parade participants and spectators at the Soldier’s Statue. Participating in the parade were representatives of local and visiting veterans’ groups, Shrewsbury police and fire departments, elected officials and Scout troops.
State Rep. Hannah Kane, R-Shrewsbury, presented a citation to retired Senior Chief Petty Officer Christopher Knight, who grew up in Westborough and has lived in Shrewsbury for 12 years. After serving over 22 years in the U.S. Navy, he’s now a firefighter, inspector and EMT for the Westborough Fire Department.
Later, Knight delivered the memorial address at the Everlasting Memorial. There, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito also offered remarks. John Travers of Ray Stone American Legion Post 238 served as master of ceremonies.
The parade continued to Mountain View Cemetery, where a service was conducted in the veterans’ lot.