GRAFTON – Grafton observed Memorial Day on Monday afternoon as hundreds of spectators gathered on Grafton Common to watch the parade.
Spanning from Norcross Park (Mini-Fenway) to the town common, the parade included music, military vehicles, and several veterans.
Once the parade ended, a brief ceremony took place. State Representative David Muradian, Jr. (R – 9th Worcester) delivered remarks about Memorial Day, several community members read poems describing soldiers’ sacrifices, and an honorary gun salute was held.
Toward the end of the ceremony, the names of Grafton-based soldiers who lost their lives during World War I, World War II, and the Korean War were read.
Earlier in the day, the town held smaller ceremonies at about a dozen monuments, cemeteries, and town landmarks.