Hundreds of spectators enjoyed the sunny and warm spring weather as they gathered along the parade route last Saturday (May 27) for Saugus’s Annual Memorial Day Parade, which was coordinated by the Saugus Veterans Council with assistance from the Town of Saugus. The parade began at Anna Parker Field, traveled down Essex Street toward Cliftondale Square, down Lincoln Avenue, onto Central Street, to Winter Street and into Riverside Cemetery for the Memorial Day Ceremonies. U.S. Senator and Ambassador to New Zealand Scott Brown was this year’s keynote speaker.
The featured event was the special video prepared by Saugus TV Studio Associate John Prudent that displayed sites honoring Saugus veterans and photos of deceased military men and women. Spectators viewed the video as the media truck moved along the parade route. People also viewed it in Riverside Cemetery following the Memorial Day Ceremonies.
Guy Moley, the man behind local charity car shows, arranged a collection of classic cars in the parade. Martin Cox brought several military vehicles with him. Frank Manning, the outgoing commander of Cpl Scott J. Procopio Saugus American Legion Post 210, was this year’s parade grand marshal.