VIDEO: Wilmington Honors Its World War 2 Veterans With Patriotic Parade

WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Department of Veterans Services held a rolling patriotic parade with antique vehicles on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 to recognize the 75th anniversary of the end of World War 2 (VJ Day).

“We’re going by all the houses of our World War 2 veterans, and their widows and family members, and the nursing home facilities in town, to say ‘thank you’ for your service,” said Veterans Services Director Lou Cimaglia. “This was a little way for many people in town to show our appreciation to the brave men and women who served during that time. Wilmington stepped up once again and showed how patriotic it is and how much they love our veterans and their families.”

Wilmington’s World War 2 living veterans include:

  • Walter Moran
  • Bob Aaleurd
  • William Ferrell
  • George Smyth
  • Walter Sevener
  • Jim Durkee
  • Ed Nash
  • Jack Moore
  • Bob Bertwell
  • John White Jr.

Watch video of the parade, courtesy of WCTV staff member and veteran Tom Pazyra, below:

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