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103-year-old World War II veteran honored during Whately’s Memorial Day event
05-26-2024 5:04 PM


WHATELY — While Whately’s annual Memorial Day parade came and went as is tradition on Sunday, this year’s proceedings marked a particularly special occasion for World War II veteran Walter Harubin.Harubin, 103, was honored as Whately’s oldest veteran...

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Bridge name will honor Belchertown son killed in Iraq
05-24-2024 4:57 PM


BELCHERTOWN — Without any money to spend on the latest 1990s entertainment, teenage Tracy Taylor amused her young son by rolling down grassy hills at the Quabbin Reservoir, giggling with big smiles once the two reunited at the bottom.“I think we just...

Frontier students meet local veterans while placing flags for fallen heroes
05-24-2024 3:59 PM


SOUTH DEERFIELD — Thanks to a collaboration between Frontier Regional School students and the Hale-Clapp Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3295, veterans’ graves in South Deerfield’s three cemeteries got fresh American flags ahead of Memorial...

Communities to mark Memorial Day with parades, ceremonies
05-23-2024 4:09 PM

The last Monday in May is Memorial Day, a federal holiday originally called Decoration Day that was formalized in 1868 and serves as the nation’s foremost annual day to honor its deceased service men and women.A bevy of parades and commemorative...

‘Definitely not forgotten’: Eight Medal of Liberty recipients honored in Hampshire County
05-29-2023 3:11 PM


NORTHAMPTON — On July 23, 1944, William Adams, a U.S. Army private from Northampton, was killed by a German artillery shell as his unit pushed against German forces south of Sainteny, France. Adams left behind his wife, daughter Pearl, three brothers...

The forgotten history of Memorial Day
05-28-2023 12:31 PM

By Richard Gardiner

In the years following the bitter Civil War, a former Union general took a holiday originated by former Confederates and helped spread it across the entire country.The holiday was Memorial Day, an annual commemoration that was born in the former...

Family of slain Deerfield vet plans memorial 5K
05-25-2023 3:34 PM


DEERFIELD — The parents of Meaghan Burns, a U.S. corpsman killed by a peer four years ago, have organized a 5K this holiday weekend to honor all fallen American service members.Carolyn and Matthew Burns teamed with “wear blue: run to remember” to hold...

Memorial Day events around the Valley
05-26-2022 6:10 PM

Easthampton A parade will step off at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 30, beginning on Clark Street, according to South Hadley-Easthampton Veterans Agent Michael Slater. The parade will travel onto Cottage Street and Union Street, turn right on Main Street,...

In Easthampton, a day to remember veterans
05-30-2017 9:31 AM


EASTHAMPTON — The threat of rain didn’t stop hundreds from gathering to see this year’s Memorial Day parade in Easthampton, where everyone from veterans to local baseball teams marched together to honor America’s veterans.Small groups of people...

Park founder, veteran 'Mac' LeVay, honored at Leeds ceremony
05-29-2017 9:23 PM


LEEDS — Local veterans and their families stepped away from Memorial Day celebrations to solemnly remember fallen veterans near and far at Leeds Veterans Memorial Park on Sunday.During the service, a new stone memorial and plaque were dedicated to...

Editorial: Mixed emotions of Memorial Day
05-26-2017 9:49 PM

Memorial Day weekend produces mixed emotions. The holiday is a time for somber reflection and remembrance of the tens of thousands who have served in our military over the centuries and have given their lives in their nation’s wars.The holiday has its...

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