LEOMINSTER, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The City of Leominster plans to honor the life of fallen Marine Captain Ross Reynolds with a series of services over the next week.
Reynolds, a native of Leominster, was one of four Marines killed in an osprey crash during a NATO exercise on March 19. The exercise was not related to the war in Ukraine.
This Saturday, April 2, Reynold's body will be returned to his hometown and the city is planning a procession to escort him back to Leominster from Logan airport. The city is asking residents to line the streets as the procession passes by.
The procession is expected to arrive in Leominster at around 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday. The route for the procession goes from Mechanic Street and into downtown on West Street, before taking Maple Avenue to continue to Anderson Funeral home. It will then go down Merriam Avenue, South Steet, Electric Avenue, and then end on Clarendon Street.
Following the process, the city will host three more services for Reynolds. On Sunday, there will be a candlelit vigil on the steps of Leominster City Hall starting at 7 p.m. to show support for the Reynolds family. A public wake will be held Monday at Leominster City Hall from 3 to 7 p.m. in the John R. Tata Auditorium.
A Mass for Reynolds will be held the following day, April 5, at 11 a.m. at St. Cecilia's Church. Those looking to attend the Mass should go directly to the church. The Mass will also be broadcasted live at Leominster City Hall. Reynolds will have a private burial following the Mass with full military honors at the Massachusetts Memorial Veterans' Cemetery in Winchendon.