Ceremony Will Be Held in Draper Memorial Park at Conclusion of Parade
The members of Citizens for Milford invite all area veterans and residents to attend a special ceremony on Veterans Day, Friday, November 10 in Draper Memorial Park, weather permitting. The ceremony will begin immediately following the conclusion of the Veterans Day Parade at approximately 11:00 a.m.
Participating in the ceremony will be local veterans, clergy, and the Milford High School Marching Band. Members of the Italian American War Veterans Milford Post #40 will present the Colors. Speakers will include Massachusetts Senator Becca Rausch (D. Norfolk, Worcester, and Middlesex), USMC veteran Tim McDonough, US Army veteran Michael Johnson, and Captain Kevin Polito of the Milford Corps of the Salvation Army. Participating clergy will include Rabbi Mendy Kivman of the Chabad House Jewish Community Center and Reverend Peter Joyce, Pastor at St. Mary of the Assumption Church. A member of the Waters Corporation Veterans Employee Resource Group will present a wreath honoring veterans at the World War I monument. Peter Scandone, who is chairman of the Veterans Day Ceremony Committee, will serve as master of ceremonies.
The Field of Flags, a tribute to the service and sacrifice of our veterans and active military personnel, will be installed in Draper Memorial Park prior to Veterans Day and remain flying until the week after Veterans Day. Parade and ceremony attendees are invited to walk among the flags and monuments in Draper Park and read the names of the veterans and active military who are memorialized and honored there.
“Milford has a long, proud history of honoring our veterans. We encourage all residents to join us for the Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony to demonstrate our support and gratitude for all the Milford men and women who have valiantly served our country.” −Peter Scandone
A limited number of chairs will be available for attendees at Draper Park.
If the parade is cancelled due to rain, the ceremony will be held at the Italian American War Veterans of the U.S. Post #40 Hall (4 Hayward Field) beginning at 10:00 a.m. If the weather is poor but the parade still marches, the ceremony will be held at the Italian American War Veterans of the U.S. Post #40 Hall beginning at approximately 11:00 a.m.
The Veterans Day Parade is organized by the Milford Department of Veterans Services. Please address questions regarding the parade to this office in Town Hall at 508.634.2311. Questions regarding the Veterans Day Ceremony can be emailed to CitizensforMilford@gmail.com.