NORTHBOROUGH – The town saluted its “Hometown Heroes” with a rolling rally down Main Street on Nov. 6.
About two dozen vehicles, including an Army Jeep and truck, headed from Algonquin Regional High School to the Vincent F. Picard American Legion Post 234 on West Main Street.
Participants included Donald Tibbets, who is a veteran of World War II. He rode in a red Ford Mustang.
Along Main Street, 150 Hometown Hero banners were on display. The heroes ranged from veterans who served in the Civil War to Iraq/Afghanistan. Some of the banners showed which veterans earned the Purple Heart.
The parade is sponsored by Boros Cares 4 Troops, which is a local organization that creates care packages for deployed troops.
In the past, BC4T founder Michelle Gillespie said that she and Leslie Arsenault started the Hometown Heroes Program after seeing banners dedicated to individual veterans in Bolton.
Among other programs, the organization sponsors the annual Applefest 5K Road Race, and it assembles and delivers care packages to veterans in need.
For more information, visit http://www.bc4t.org/.
This was one of the first local events ahead of Veterans Day, which also included a luncheon at the Northborough Senior Center.