In their way, Westborough seniors show support for ‘March for Our Lives’

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Approximately 30 seniors from the Willows at Westborough hold their own “March for Our Lives”.

By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor

Westborough – As millions of students gathered around the world to protest gun violence as part of the “March for Our Lives” movement March 24, a small but equally passionate group of Westborough senior citizens were moved to show their support as well.

Led by resident Marcia Marks, approximately 30 residents of the Willows at Westborough, located at 1 Lyman St., left their apartments and walked across the street to the Westborough Shopping Center plaza, near Tatnuck Booksellers.

They then walked up to the Route 30 intersection where they waved to passersby, proudly holding signs that said “Seniors with Students. Stop Gun Violence.”

The seniors ranged in age from 80-90 years old, and although some walked with canes or walkers, they were not deterred from their mission.

The signs were donated to the seniors by the local Staples store. And each step of the march was overseen by the Westborough Police Department, who said on their Facebook page they were “honored” to support the seniors’ efforts.

Barbara Matthews explained why she and the others were compelled to hold their own march.

“This isn’t about the second amendment. I don’t know why anyone needs an assault weapon,” she added. “And there needs to be better IDs for gun owners.”

“We just want the students to know that we support them and we don’t want to see anyone else be shot at in the schools,” she added.

To see more photos from the seniors’ event visit their Facebook page www.facebook.com/TheWillowsAtWestborough.

(Photos/courtesy The Willows at Westborough)

Marcia Marks organized the event and inspired her fellow residents to participate in the march.
The Westborough Police Department ensured that the marchers were safe as they crossed the street.