Strong turnout for Greenfield Memorial Day Parade

Greenfield Memorial Day parade and ceremony

GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Despite the rain, Franklin County residents gathered at Greenfield’s annual Memorial Day parade Monday morning.

Dozens of families lined Main Street waving flags. The parade kicked off at the Greenfield Middle School, led by the patriotic tunes of the Greenfield High School Marching Band.

Parade marchers stopped at several memorial sites along the route, including the Vietnam Veterans War Memorial.

Greenfield resident Tara Johnson told 22News she’s here to support several veterans she knows, especially her grandfather.

“We come out to support because we obviously want to show those who do risk their lives for us, but to also show that we’re full of love,” Johnson said.

The parade ended at the Veterans’ Mall in Greenfield, with services honoring those lost in battle from World War I to the Vietnam War.