Mayor Wu Among Dignitaries At Annual Southie Memorial Day Ceremony

Photo: Suzanne Sausville / WBZ NewsRadio

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio 1030) — The nice weather brought out a crowd for the annual Memorial Day ceremony and services in South Boston on Sunday.  

The procession started out at the Thomas J. Fitzgerald VFW Post on East 4th Street then arrived at the Vietnam Memorial in Medal of Honor Park for a ceremony that included the laying of a wreath and remarks.

Dignitaries on hand included Boston Mayor Michelle Wu and Boston City Council President and Navy veteran Ed Flynn, and Tom Lyon, chairman of the South Boston Vietnam Memorial.

Mayor Wu spoke of the true meaning of Memorial Day not getting lost in our culture’s emphasis on cookouts, holiday retail sales, and how this weekend has become known as the unofficial start to summer. “We are in every neighborhood focused on making sure that we remember and commemorate those individuals who put their lives on the line so we could have the freedoms we enjoy today,” she said. 

Council President Ed Flynn said Memorial Day is a most solemn day, and that we should remember Gold Star families “for their incredible sacrifices.”

WBZ’s Suzanne Sausville (@wbzSausville) reports.

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