WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – West Springfield’s annual Veterans Day parade began at The St. Thomas School Friday morning.
West Springfield resident Debra Riddle explained to 22News what the outpouring of support means to her.
“I’m excited, because it’s such a beautiful day to honor our veterans, past present and future. It’s such an outpouring of camaraderie with the community, the veterans,” Riddle said.
Preparation for Friday’s events began almost a week ago. More than 300 American flags were placed throughout the Town Common, each bearing a name of a West Springfield Veteran.