June 16, 2021

Seekonk Remembers the Fallen for Memorial Day

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Town and state officials gathered to honor our nation’s fallen members of the military in a ceremony held Saturday at the Veterans Memorial Park on Newman Avenue.

State Rep. Steven Howitt, R-Seekonk, State Senator Paul Feeney, D-Walpole, Congressman Jake Auchincloss (D), and Selectman Adam Petronio all gave speeches. The 215th Army Band’s music performance team Liberty played patriotic anthems.

“We remember those that were lost but we should also remind ourselves that they fought and died for our values so that we can live our lives in freedom,” Feeney said. “We should not only come together to remember them, but to recommit ourselves to living a life that’s worthy of their sacrifice.”

Auchincloss, who served in the United States Marines, said: “To the veterans who came before me and who unlike me, did not come home, I say to their loved ones that their country is grateful and their memory will live on.”
The ceremony was filmed and can be viewed on TV9.

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