SOUTHWICK – The Veteran’s Day Parade Celebration on Saturday Nov. 12 will feature the new memorial stone that will be located at the Congregational Church.
Currently, there is a memorial that honors veterans who served in the American Revolution, World War I and II, as well as the Korean War and Vietnam War.
Southwick Rotary Club President Rick Anderson announced on Nov. 4 that the new stone would be unveiled along with Southwick Lions Club former President Mark Krynicki.
On Oct. 19, the Westfield News reported on the new memorial stone and the money that was raised by both the Rotary and Lions clubs towards the project.
The money raised is going to allow there to be a new wing as well as a sidewalk for easier accessibility to walk up to the memorials.
People will begin to line up at 11:45 a.m. on Saturday for the celebration at the Southwick Plaza. If bad weather comes into play, the celebration will take place at the town hall auditorium.
Southwick Gold Star Mothers Mrs. Marie Alamed and Mrs. Shirley O’Dell will be putting a wreath on the original memorial which was first built in 1947.
Presentations and speeches will then be followed to help reveal the new veterans memorial.