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Ludlow Ceremony Honors Veterans for Their Service


LUDLOW, Mass. (WGGB) — A moving ceremony in Ludlow Monday as the community gathered to honor veterans and their families.

Moments of appreciation for veterans and their families.

The community Monday gathered to recognize the sacrifices made for our freedoms. All ages came together to say thank you to the men and women who have always stood tall.

“The veteran turnout and the way they take care of veterans here in Massachusetts, especially like here in Ludlow and the surrounding area, is fabulous and I’m in awe about the medical treatment I’ve received and all the outpouring of the people here,” says veteran Jay Guhl.

Under the red, white, and blue, Veterans Day in Ludlow was all about taking time to remember and honor the best of the best – taking pride in those who have laid it all on the line, so we can live in freedom.

“My husband was in the service…career Army and it’s excellent to salute the guys and women who have done so much for all of us. [It’s such an outpouring of patriotism. It makes the whole community feel good] Yes, and that’s what the children in middle school wrote about,” adds Barbara Gondek of Ludlow.

An essay contest brought out the best in students across western Mass. who wrote about the need to never forget.

“I think it’s really important that we recognize what they have done for us. They have made a lot of sacrifices and they done a lot of things to try to improve our country and make it better for us,” says Sarah Farnham of Russell.

And that message hit home to the veterans and service members in Ludlow Monday morning – a stars and stripes salute to the bravest among us.

Sgt. Roland Savoie was honored as the Ludlow Veteran of the Year.

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