Greenfield Recognizes Veterans Day on Saturday, November 11
GREENFIELD – The Upper Pioneer Valley Veterans' Service District will honor the military community with its annual Veterans Day observance ceremony on Saturday, November 11.
“I served with a lot of brave men and women over my years in the service, so I feel it is important for them to be honored for the sacrifices they endured,” said Upper Pioneer Valley Veterans' Service District Director Chris Demars.
The Veterans Day parade begins at 10 a.m. at Greenfield Middle School. The parade route travels down Federal Street before taking a right onto Main Street. From there, a short walk onto Main Street will conclude at Veterans Mall for a reflective speaking ceremony.
Martin Mulvihill from Northfield will offer his wisdom as this year’s guest speaker. Mulvihill, who served in the United States Army and National Guard, recently began working as the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corp instructor at Ralph C Mahar Regional School in Orange following his distinguished military career.
Veteran organizations participating in the parade include local representatives from the Marine Corps League, the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Department of Disabled Veterans. Other community groups, such as the Greenfield Middle School and Greenfield High School bands and local Boy and Girl Scout troops, will also participate.
Veterans, businesses, nonprofits and other groups interested in walking in the parade should contact the Upper Pioneer Valley Veterans’ Service District office at (413) 772-1571. All parade participants must arrive at Greenfield Middle School by 9:30 a.m. for the parade line-up.