Woburn's Annual Veterans Day Parade

Veterans saluting

This Friday, November 11, the United Veterans Council of Woburn and the Department of Veterans Services for the City of Woburn will be hosting the annual Veterans Day parade and ceremony. The parade service will begin gathering at 10:15 am at the Woburn-Winchester line (at Cross and Main streets), and will commence at 10:45am in the direction of the Woburn common. It will be here that the ceremony will begin at 11 am.

This year's ceremony will be honoring the men and women who bravely served in Vietnam, as this is the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. Veterans can register to have their name announced in a Vietnam roll call as part of the service (three separate sites will be available that morning to register). Also included in the ceremony will be a roll call for the 13 killed-in-action Vietnam soldiers from Woburn. 

The service will include the raising of the flag , an opening prayer read by Deacon Phil Hardcastle, and an introduction of the Vietnam veterans in attendance. There will also be a number of guest speakers including Mayor Scott Galvin, U.S. Representative Katherine Clark, and Senator Kenneth Donnelly.

Multiple events throughout the week will also be honoring veterans' service, including a Veterans Recognition at 12:30pm on Thursday, November 10 at the Woburn Senior Center, as well as a Veterans Day breakfast at 10am on Sunday, November 13 at the Moose Family Center.