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Cheshire Police Chief Advocates for Memorial Day Ceremony Switch

The chief of police is asking town officials to reconsider the traditional Memorial Day march up West Mountain Road to the Cheshire Cemetery.

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Berkshire County Reflects On Memorial Day

North Adams observed Memorial Day with the traditional parade from American Legion Post 125 to the Veterans Memorial with police and fire vehicles, veterans organizations, Boy and Girl Scouts and the Drury High School marching band.

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Lanesborough Honors Memorial Day With Parade, Ceremony

In World War 2, Lt. John Fox was directing the fire as the Americans were under attack from the Germans. He kept changing the directions as to where to fire until he called for heavy firing directly on his location.

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Adams American Legion Holds Mount Greylock Ceremony

For American Legion Post 160, this was at least its 85th pilgrimage to the summit to lay a wreath at the War Memorial for fallen comrades.

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Memorial Day Events 2019

All events are on Monday, May 28, unless otherwise noted.

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Memorial Day Brings Reminders of Sacrifice, Obligations

Town Administrator Carl McKinney said it was imperative for a democracy to have leaders who are truthful that the endeavors they embark upon that put our nation's treasure in the line of fire be "necessary and noble." Questioning is an American trait, he said, and we are obliged to determine if our leaders are "straight shooters" because we entrust them with great power.

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Lanesborough Braves Rain to Observe Memorial Day

War is expensive. In the Civil War is cost the United States the lives of 500,000; in World War 1, 117,000; World War 2, 406,000; Korean War 54,000; Vietnam, 90,0000; the Persian Gulf, 1,948; and in the war on terror more than 7,000.

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Brayton Pupils Encouraged to Remember Sacrifices

Guest speaker James Canavan, a Coast Guard and Navy veteran, reminded the assembly in the school's cafetorium that some 37,000 Massachusetts residents had given their lives over the years "so that we can do things like we're doing here today."

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