Wrentham holds annual Memorial Day parade

Hundreds of locals attended the annual Memorial Day parade on Monday, May27, which proceeded down South Street to the Center Cemetery, where an assembly was held at the flag pole near the veterans’ burial area.

Veteran’s agent Mike Hennessy gave a welcome address at the assembly, followed by an opening prayer by Father Joe Mozer of St. Mary’s Parish and a recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance by local Boy Scouts.

Hennessy also recognized local veterans during the assembly.

Board of Selectmen Chairman Joe Botaish and State Rep. Shawn Dooley also gave remarks at the ceremony.

The assembly included a laying of a wreath by local Boy Scouts. Victoria McComb of Norton sang the National Anthem, Christine Zinnack of Attleboro sang “America the Beautiful;” Ryan McGill, 13, of Wrentham gave a reading of the poem, “Freedom isn’t Free;” the King Philip Marching band performed Taps, and acknowledgements were delivered by Grand Marshal Richard Bergman. Pastor Elaine Gaetani of the Original Congregational Church of Wrentham lead the closing prayer.

“The Memorial Day Parade is an annual tradition that honors our veterans and those who have given their lives while serving our country,” Town Administrator Kevin Sweet said. “It was a beautiful day for the town of Wrentham to come together and recognize our military members.”

After the assembly, the procession marched toward the town’s war memorial monuments.

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