Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Memorial Day parade speakers included State Senator Richard Ross, State Rep. Daniel Winslow, town Veteran's Agent Ken Oles and Selectman Chairman Joseph Botaish.
Numerous speakers at Wrentham's Memorial Day ceremony Monday emphasized the importance of remembering the sacrifice of veterans. Speeches were given at the Wrentham Center Cemetery as part of the town parade. State Sen. Richard Ross praised the town's commitment to remembering its veterans. "Wrentham has probably one of the best turnouts of any of the towns I have the privilege to visit," he said. He spoke about the purpose of the holiday. "Today is an opportunity to remember the fallen and recommit ourselves to the ideals they served," he said. "As we take the time to reflect on those who have been lost, we should also think about who they might have become had they come back." State Rep. Daniel Winslow talked about the meaning of …
Town puts together parade for Memorial Day.
Scenes from Monday's Memorial Day parade.
Monday, May 28, 2012
Pictures from this year's Memorial Day parade in Wrentham.
Wrentham kicked off its Memorial Day parade this morning, with veterans, local youth groups, the King Philip Marching Band and State Senator Richard Ross and State Rep. Daniel Winslow in attendance. The parade started on Randall Road at 10:30am, proceeding to the Wrentham Center Cemetery and then to the town common. Check Wrentham Patch tomorrow morning for additional parade coverage.
Things to know in Wrentham today.
Five Things You Need To Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. 1. Today is Memorial Day. Wrentham Patch wishes to thank all former and current members of the armed services. 2. There will be a Memorial Day parade today, which will start off on Randall Road at 10:30am. 3. Should the government use taxes to incentivize better health? Weigh in on our poll. 4. Check Wrentham Patch later today for coverage of today's Memorial Day parade. 5. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to catch updates throughout the day.
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Town hill to be covered with more than 1,200 flags.
Sunday, May 27, 2012
The following is a press release from Fisher House Boston. Fisher House Boston announced this week that, in honor of Memorial Day, the Norfolk Town Hill will be covered with more than 1,200 American flags each in memory of, or in honor of, a veteran. On Monday, May 28, there will be an observance at the site following the Norfolk Memorial Day Parade at approximately 8:45am. On May 22, the Town of Norfolk, through the Norfolk Lions Club, officially dedicated the "Field of Flags" with each of the 1,200 flags representing a donation made to the Fisher House Boston, a home away from home for veteran and military families at the VA Boston Healthcare System in West Roxbury, Mass. A total of $12,000 was raised. Sgt. Ryan O'Malley of the United …
Friday, May 25, 2012
Parade will start at 10:30am on Randall Road.
Wrentham will be holding a parade Monday as the town celebrates Memorial Day. Ken Oles, the town's veterans' agent, said the day starts with veterans gathering on Randall Road at 10am. "The parade starts off at 10:30am," he said. "There's a short march to the Wrentham Center Cemetery, where there will be a ceremony." Oles said the parade will then reform and march to the Wrentham town common, where another ceremony will take place at the monuments and the parade will conclude. According to Oles, turnout is generally very good in Wrentham. "[The number of veterans] varies every year — we're losing some of the older veterans," he said. "We get almost 1,000 people at the town center, depending on the weather." Oles said the parade is not the …
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
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Saturday, May 28, 2011
A son recalls how the holiday has changed for him over the years.
For most kids in the 1960s, Memorial Day was just another morning to sleep in or stay in pajamas and watch TV. After all, there was no school bus to catch. Back in those days, there were no big shopping sales or TV marathons to catch up with. After waking up, it was time to play ball, hang out with friends and look for a cookout. For most kids my age, that was the normal holiday routine. Not for me. I had business…Army business. Living down the road from a cemetery had a lot of advantages. It was cool place to play hide-and- seek or to scare the other kids in the neighborhood with tales of ghosts and zombies. It was also an effective cut-through from my friend's house on the other street. Memorial Day was different. There was no time to …