Memorial Day 2018
We would like to thank everyone who participated in Memorial Day observances this year and came out in the rain to show your support for our veterans at the center fire station. Thank you to citizens and Boy Scouts who volunteered to read veterans names on the Honor Roll. Thank you to our Veterans Service Officer, Terry Stader, the Memorial Day Committee, American Legion Post 159 and American Legion Post 437 veterans, Town Manager Jodi Ross, town officers, the Board of Selectmen, Rep. Jim Arciero, the Westford Pipe & Drum Corps and the Westford police and fire departments for doing so much to make the event safe, moving and memorable. Thanks to all of you who volunteered to place flags at our cemeteries, which will remain until after Veterans Day. If you're paying respects to a veteran at the cemetery and notice that a flag was not placed, please contact the Cemetery Department or the Veterans Services Department.
See photos from the 2017 observances:
Wreaths Across America, December 17, 2017
Volunteer Nicole Pelletier spearheaded Westford’s participation in the “Wreaths Across America” program after being inspired by participating in the event at Arlington National Cemetery. On December 17, 2017, volunteer citizens, schoolchildren and scout troops gathered at Fairview Cemetery to lay holiday wreaths on the gravesites of close to 440 veterans. Some wreaths were also laid at Pine Grove Cemetery and the Russian Orthodox National Cemetery. In the future, Westford would like to continue participating in this family-friendly and patriotic program with the goal of raising even more money and placing a wreath on every one of the approximately 1,000 veterans buried in Westford. If you would like to get involved in the program, please contact the Veterans Services Department and view the Wreaths Across America website.
Please see local newspaper coverage of the event in The Sun (Lowell, MA).