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Medway Memorial Day Parade on May 27, Gordon White posthumously named Grand Marshall

This year’s Medway Memorial Day Parade will take place on May 27, starting promptly at 10 a.m. from the Medway VFW on Holliston Street to Matondi Square in the village where ceremonies will take place.

Veterans and active service personnel are encouraged to attend and participate. Floats and vehicles will be available for US Veterans to ride, as they choose. 

Parade participants will include the Medway High School Band, Worcester Kiltie Band, Medway Fire Department, Medway Police Department, clergy, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Medway Lions, other civic groups, and service members of the United States military. 

A contingent of Naval Sea Bees of the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 27 will also participate, possibly with other military units.

All participants are urged to arrive at the VFW at 9 a.m. 

Grand Marshall

Memorial Committee member Richard Parrella said, “This year we will be honoring, posthumously, Gordon White as ‘Grand Marshall’ of our parade with his wife Lorry serving as Grand Marshall in his place. 

“Gordon was a life-long resident of Medway and graduated from Medway High School in 1965. After graduation Gordon served in the US Air Force. He married his wife Lorry and together they had three children.

“Gordon was the owner/operator of Gordon White Auto Supply. He was an active member of the community and served as Medway Constable and the Medway Memorial Committee for 14 years. Gordon was a member of the Jaycees and an active member of the Medway VFW for many years.”

Note, in case of inclement weather, ceremonies will be held in the Medway Village Church