HADLEY, Mass. (WWLP) – The Memorial Day parade down Russel Street in Hadley is a stirring tribute that’s always well attended.
On the lips and in the hearts of those in attendance were expressions of how deeply they feel about the meaning of Memorial Day.
Hadley resident Beth Cook told 22News, “Memorial Day means freedom. We wouldn’t have this free country, we wouldn’t live the way we live without these soldiers.”
Rebecca Kalejaye told 22News, “It’s a time to remember all the men and women who have fought for our freedom and have served our country, and given their all so that we can stand here today.”
The most enthusiastic reception from the onlookers was reserved for the men and women who had spent part of their lives in uniform.