Saturday, October 31, 2015

Massachusetts Town Canceled Veterans Parade?

Veteran's parade canceled in Marshfield Posted: Oct 29, 2015
Parade organizers say the timing of the parade means fewer and fewer attend. And they had added problems this year, including a loss of funding and a complaint that the parade tied up traffic for too long.
"Year Incorporated As a town: 1640"

The Town of Marshfield is located in Southeastern Massachusetts in Plymouth County. A coastal community 30 miles from Boston, Marshfield has a yearly population of about 25,000 people which grows to about 40,000 in the summer months. The town's rich history of over 350 years dates back to the pre-revolutionary war era and is best known as the home of Daniel Webster from 1832 until his death in 1852. While a resident he was a very important national political figure and was known as "the Farmer of Marshfield".
Guess they don't want to bother remembering how men and women stepped up to make this nation free and others stepped up to retain that freedom.

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  1. UPDATE to this story

    "After conducting multiple interviews, we learned it wasn’t just the lack of residents who attended the annual parade, but even veterans weren’t really that interested.
    That’s what’s most striking. That’s where we failed. We’ve let our veterans believe they aren’t important.
    Historically, our society has never done a very good job at saluting veterans. We’ve even shunned veterans when we didn’t agree with the war they fought in. We saw it after Vietnam, but we’ve seen it much more recently also with Iraq and Afghanistan.
    We’re still sending people to war, creating new veterans all the time, and maybe that’s lending to our apathy."
    read more here


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