Rehoboth 2017 Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 29th at the Rehoboth Memorial Gazebo
Rehoboth and Dighton again joined forces for this annual event. Rehoboth Veterans Agent John “Jake” Kramer coordinated the event. This year’s Parade was dedicated to Clint Springer II who was killed in Afghanistan and the Veterans Agent, Jake Kramer spoke on behalf of the Springer Family who reside in Rehoboth.
The Parade started at the Rehoboth Council of Aging around 10:15am and goes along Bay State Road leading up to and ending at the Veterans Memorial. All divisions in the parade had a staging area for embarkation with Boy Scout Troop 13 assisting in the staging of the “Vendors” (participants in the parade). The Ceremony at the gazebo commenced around 11:40am and ended at 12:00pm sharp with the lowering and raising of the American flag.
This year we had the 338th Engineer Horizontal Construction Company out of Attleboro Reserve Center participating with their equipment along with the Massachusetts National Guard of Rehoboth, 125th Quartermaster Company.
The American Legion, the Ceremony coordinators and the D-R HS Band did not allow a little rain to cancel the Parade!
TOWN OF REHOBOTH HAS LOST 18 VETERANS SINCE LAST MEMORIAL DAY.
Thomas E. Druy – United States Navy*
John V. Moriarty – United States Marine Corp*
Claire J. Tessier – United States Army*
John T. Nowell – United States Army
Thomas A. Boisclair Jr – United States Navy
Paul W. Brescia – United States Navy
David H. Garcia– United States Army
Edward W. Cooney Jr – United States Navy
Edward Furtado – United States Navy
John Aparicio – United States Army
George C. Terra – United States Army
Manuel J. Veader – United States Army
John A. Clow – United States Army
Robert T. O’Neal – United States Army
Arthur A. Stebbings – United States Coast Guard
Alfred L Rushing – United States Air Force
Leo W. Gaudreau – United States Navy
Donald F. Cambra – United Staes Marine Corp
*AMERICAN LEGION MEMBERS
TOWN OF DIGHTON HAS LOST 14 VETERANS SINCE LAST MEMORIAL DAY.
Robert W. Brassard -United States Navy
Robert E. Cook - United States Air Force
Francis J. Dullea - United States - Army
Neil J. MacDonald - United States Army Air Corps
Paul R. Achtelik – United States Air Force
Frank R. Rogers - United States Army
Francis Souza Jr. - United States Army
Edward T. Watson - United States Army
Robert McCracken – United States Air Force
Michael McCarthy - United States Marine Corps
David L. Phillips – United States Navy
John J. Van Gyzen III - United States Marine Corps
Daniel J. Rapoza - United States Navy
Henry Goff II - United States Air Force