Fallen heroes of lost towns honored with parade, ceremony

WARE, Mass. (WWLP) – A parade was held in Ware Sunday, in honor of those who lost their lives fighting for this country.

Dozens of people gathered at Quabbin Park Cemetery to pay their respects to our fallen heroes.

For many, this parade wasn’t necessarily a time of celebration. It was a time for many to remember and mourn the loss of their loved ones who served our country. In a special way, the ceremony honored the veterans of the four Massachusetts towns, Enfield, Prescott, Dana, and Greenwich, which were dis-incorporated during the building of the Quabbin Reservoir.

“It’s just a very emotional time,” Susan Carpenter of Belchertown said. “It’s also the last time I saw my dad, which was Memorial Day, so this really means a lot to me.”

Carpenter says that sometimes, many people forget the true meaning of Memorial Day.

She says that picnics and barbecues are fun, but it’s important everyone remembers to take time out of their weekend to honor those who fought for our freedom.

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