BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Thomas J. Fitzgerald Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 561 led a march in South Boston on Sunday, leading dozens of residents, consisting mostly of United States military veterans, to the Medal of Honor Park.
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu attended the ceremony, and said that gratitude for those lost should be accompanied by action.
"We're doing everything we can to make sure that for military families, for veterans, for gold star families, that we can continue to do our part, providing the services and outreach," Wu said.
While many Americans are out at the beach for the long weekend, City Council President and veteran Ed Flynn reminds the public that Memorial Day is about more than just extra time off.
"It's really about thinking about the pain and the sacrifice of our Gold Star families, to recognize their service and sacrifice, and the pain they've endured," Flynn said.
WBZ's Suzanne Sausville (@wbzSausville) reports.