The Familiar Sights and Sounds Return


Monday’s Memorial Day Parade, the first in three years, was the beneficiary of sunny and warm weather – and the crowds came out to watch.

The parade commenced around 10:30 am and included a stop at the Dean College war memorial. It then proceeded further up Main and left on School Street to West Central, where the parade paused while ceremonies were conducted at the Union Street Cemetery.

The parade then continued down West Central to Beaver Street, pausing at Saint Mary’s cemetery and concluding with ceremonies at the Town Common.

The parade was organized by Franklin Veterans’ Services, American Legion Post 75, and VFW Post 3402. On Friday, there was also a breakfast for veterans held at the Senior Center.

The parade marshal this year was World War II Veteran Bob Catalano.

Five bands: Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter School, Franklin Middle and High Schools along with representatives from local scouting groups and first responders.

One marcher, from the American Legion, suffered from dehydration.

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