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Westwood honors the troops

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By Douglas McCulloch
Hometown Weekly Staff

The town of Westwood came together last Monday to honor and remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for their country at the annual Memorial Day ceremonies.

With a forecast of heavy downpours throughout the morning, the annual Memorial Day parade, which was scheduled to run from Westwood Town Hall down to the cemetery on Pond Street, had to be canceled.

The rain and canceled parade did not stop a large group of people from attending the Memorial Day ceremonies, which was relocated to the Westwood High auditorium from the cemetery on Pond Street due to the rain.

People of all ages, from young kids to veterans and their families, packed the auditorium for the Memorial Day ceremonies.

Kids from local Girl Scout troops were on hand to help with the ceremonies, as were kids from school band programs to perform music at the ceremony, along with veterans, members of the American Legion and families.

At the ceremony, a number of people spoke at the ceremony and were honored by the crowd. Those who spoke highlighted the importance of remembering those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

Click here to see more photos from Westwood’s Memorial Day ceremonies.

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