What a day for a parade!
On a sunny Monday afternoon, the town of Tewksbury took to the streets with its annual Memorial Day Parade. Soldiers, past and present, marched alongside Tewksbury's Town Clerk, Denise Graffeo, and US Senator for Massachusetts, Scott Brown, and the Tewksbury Police and Fire Departments.
"It's a great way to start the summer," says Tewksbury resident Liane Daigle.
Many veterans watched from the side walk as the parade made it's way along the two mile parade route from Pleasant and Main to the Tewksbury Country Club.
"A lot of the veterans today and soldiers overseas, they feel as though sometimes we don't support them," said VFW Post 8164 Commander Vincent Oliva after the parade, "these people come out, and it's good to hear them clapping and say thank you. It means a lot to us."
Other marchers included the Tewksbury chapters for the Boys and Girl Scouts, the Tewksbury Food Pantry, the Tyngsboro High Band, the Stuart Highland Pipe Band, the Aleppo Clowns from the Shriners, the Mass Brass Band, the Lowell High Band, The Andover High Band, the St. Joe's Clowns Unit, and many others.