Memorial Day in Methuen

Memorial Day in Methuen today had the Methuen Police Memorial, as well as the Memorial Day Parade. It was a great day for the outdoors, and we had some nice turnout for both events. It is a day to honor the memory of those that have helped us to maintain our freedom by making the ultimate sacrifice. Our country has fought some real tough fights over the course of our history, and our fighting men and women have always shown themselves to be valiant and rugged. We have changed the course of history by defending freedom throughout the world, and our service people have shown that we are second to none when involved in a fight. Thanks to all those who came out to honor those brave men and women.

Marching in the Memorial Day Parade

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7 Responses to Memorial Day in Methuen

  1. Gerard Donahue says:

    Mayor Manzi:

    Hi. I enjoyed it yesterday and marching with St Monica’s Pack 55 in the parade. I did notice in yesterdays paper that the fireworks may be dropped as cost saving measure. Could you maybe considering getting some of the towns together and do a joint fireworks instead.

    Gerard

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  2. ben nevis says:

    Yes Mr. Mayor, it was a great day! The crowd seemed a tad larger this year. However I have one small crit., you “shudda lost the coffee”! Gad, those who served our country on the front lines, didn’t have much time for coffee. You should have “sacrificed” the java.

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  3. Bill Manzi says:

    I was running late and jumped into line just as the parade started, leaving me stuck with that silly coffee in my hand. As I walked and realized my overwhelming need to find a rest room my mistake in drinking the coffee at all became even more apparent. Next years parade shall be coffee free, both before and during the parade.

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  4. Fred Mertz says:

    Ben:

    Reminds me of a story my uncle told from WWII: indeed, the first thing that would happen when soldiers came off the line and back to the rear area was that the Red Cross was there with coffee and donuts. The only thing is, they were charging for it, even

    To this day, I don’t think he’s given anything in cash to the Red Cross as a result. He does give blood. Maybe a metaphor in there somewhere that I never thought of.

    So, I guess if the Mayor paid his 5 bucks to Starbucks, he’d be in keeping with military tradition!

    -FM

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  5. Cheech Marin says:

    Yeah man, Chong and I could go for that….joint fireworks….and you guys decriminalized it as well….

    “Could you maybe considering getting some of the towns together and do a joint fireworks instead.”

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  6. Bill Manzi says:

    The fireworks could go “up in smoke”. Please remind your pal Chong that bongs are specifically prohibited.

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  7. Cheech Marin says:

    Aww man, one mistake selling bongs across state lines and he never gets to live that one down…. But cool, at least they kept us safe from terrists by busting him man…;-)

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