For as long as I can remember, I have attended the Newbury Memorial Day parade and the services at the Newbury Center Cemetery. It has become a tradition for me every year. My birthday is May 31, so this holiday always falls right around that time. Growing up, we would go to the parade and services, then have a family cookout for the holiday and to celebrate my birthday. Times have changed and everyone has families of their own, so we aren’t able to get everyone together to celebrate, but I still have to go to that parade!
We always park in the grass along Auburn Road, set up our chairs, then start to wander up and down the street looking for all those familiar faces that I may only see that one time for the entire year. We chat, give hugs, and smile like we had just seen each other last week. That is the great thing about living in a small town! Everyone is so friendly, and it doesn’t matter how long it has been between meetings, you are just glad to spend that moment with each other.
Here are some pictures from the parade and services:
This year, the celebration had a little something extra. There was a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Veteran’s Park that will be on the property next to the Newbury Community Church. Newbury Township received a $25,000 grant to help fund this project. There will be a formal dedication of the park in November on Veteran’s Day. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend this dedication. Click here for more information.
Here are some photos from the groundbreaking ceremony:
To see the entire album of photos from the festivities, CLICK HERE!