New Bedford Honors Veterans At Annual Veterans Day Parade
The City of New Bedford saluted veterans of all wars Sunday during its annual Veterans Day Parade.
Elected officials, veterans groups, marching bands, and ladies auxiliary units marched from Buttonwood Park to Wings Court, where a ceremony was held. Mayor Jon Mitchell says veterans from New Bedford have fought in every war since the Revolution.
Among the veterans marching Sunday was Roland Gendron. Gendron is a Korean War veteran who has been active with the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 6643 in Freetown. Recently he was named to the V-F-W's National Council.
He says the organization is all about helping other people, including veterans who need a hand. Gendron is a firm beleiver that veterans should continue public service. He spends a lot of time visiting nursing homes and schools, talking with students.
New Bedford's Veteran's Day services continued at the Fort Rodman/Fort Tabor Military Museum, where a wreath was laid honoring local men and women who served their country. A Veterans Day Parade was also held in Fairhaven, and a flag raising ceremony was held in Acushnet.