Mashpee celebrated the men and women who have served in the United States armed forces with a parade and words of thanks on Monday, November 11, at the Veteran’s Garden across from Mashpee Town Hall.

The ceremony featured members of the Honor Guard, women’s auxiliary, and Veterans of Foreign Wars post, as well as Boy Scout, Cub Scout and Girl Scout troops parading along the sidewalk to the garden.

Jesse Rullo, a local Mashpee high school student, led the singing of the national anthem, which was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

Among the speakers were Francis Fermino, a lifetime Mashpee resident and former US Marine; Cheri Peters, the president of the women’s auxiliary; Mashpee selectman John Cotton; and Geoff Gorman, a retired member of the US Navy who now sits on the Mashpee school board. 

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