Plymouth: America’s hometown celebrates Memorial Day

Downtown Plymouth was crowded Memorial Day morning with parade watchers lining the route along Shirley Square in support of all veterans.

But for some, like Plymouth native Dale Gomes, the remembrance holiday hits close to home, “My husband, my father, my brother: they’re all veterans. My brother got a purple heart; lost his eye in Vietnam. Here to represent them and remember them.”

The parade in America’s hometown made frequent stops along the way with a veteran placing a wreath at Oak Grove Cemetery and the war memorials at the Courthouse, Memorial Hall, and Town Brook Bridge.

(wreath ceremony on Courthouse lawn)

About Trisha McNeilly

With a Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies from the University of Massachusetts-Boston under her belt, Trisha McNeilly joins us full-time as a general assignment and breaking news reporter having previously interned for WBZ-1030 AM in Boston. A South Shore resident her whole life, McNeilly grew up in Pembroke and is 22-years old.