Veterans Service Officer John Herrera on Monday led the annual remembrance ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Park on South Street to mark the anniversary of the Dec. 7 attack that lead to America's entrance into World War II.
The Berkshire Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial Committee raised near $50,000 to acquire the black granite marker that holds the names of Berkshire County residents who died serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
A monument honoring the five Berkshire County residents who died serving in Iraq and Afghanistan is still on track to be unveiled at Veterans Way Park on Sept. 11, the 19th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
"Banners for Fallen Heroes" is the endeavor of George Haddad and Selectman James Bush, who worked with volunteers and American Legion Post 160 to honor those from Adams who died in service for their country.
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.
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.