Northborough veterans parade down Main Street

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By Jeff Slovin, Contributing Writer

A car transporting WW2 Pilot Captain Donald Tibbetts departs the Vincent F. Picard American Legion Post 234 at the start of the parade.

Northborough – Boros Cares 4 Troops (BC4T), a Northborough-based nonprofit group, hosted a small parade on Nov. 8, to honor Northborough’s veterans.  The parade kicked off at the Vincent F. Picard American Legion Post 234, 402 West Main St. and travelled down Main Street to Memorial Field.

Normally the town holds Veterans Day commemorations but this year however with concerns over COVID-19, a parade was deemed a safer option. Community members lined the parade route to cheer on the veterans, who were traveling in a variety of vehicles including antique and sports cars.

 

Over 90 banners of Northborough’s veterans, including this one of Captain George Bender, hang along Main Street.

The group has placed over 90 banners along Main Street honoring its veterans and active military members through an initiative, “Hometown Heroes.” For more information visit bc4t.org.

Photos/Jeff Slovin

 

 

 

Northborough veterans wave as they depart the Vincent F. Picard American Legion Post 234 at the start of Sunday’s parade

 

 

 

 

 

 

Veterans in a variety of vehicles parade down Northborough’s Main Street