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Isabella Laviolette of Monson takes her turn behind the wheel during the recent carnival put on by Gillette Shows at Chase Memorial Park in Palmer. Turley Publications staff photo by Douglas Farmer
Ray Guillemette Jr., who has been honoring Elvis Presley’s music for 20 years, plays at Palmer High School in a benefit concert for the planned Spanish student trip to Puerto Rico in June. For more information about the trip or to donate, call...
Forester Scott Gerrish stands amid the tornado path in Brimfield on a recent hike prior to the fourth anniversary of the June 1, 2011 tornadoes. While broken trees are clearly visible, much of the path has greened over. Turley Publications...
Ed Wojtowicz of Three Rivers and his granddaughter Jennifer Masztal of Belchertown proudly don some of the garb they collected on their recent Honor Flight New England trip. Turley Publications staff photo by Douglas Farmer
Marge Cavanaugh, Past Commander of American Legion Post 130, salutes during Palmer’s Memorial Day ceremonies on Monday. Turley Publications staff photo by Douglas Farmer
PALMER — Flags were waved, salutes were given and words were spoken, but the important thing was for attendees at Palmer’s annual Memorial Day ceremonies on Monday to keep the sacrifices of those who fought for freedom in their hearts, said a variety of speakers.
From poet Charles Barnes’ rendition of his work, “The New Gilded Age” reflecting on the changes in America over the years, to the recollections of longtime Palmer resident Albin Slesinski – often called Palmer’s #1 sports fan – offered by state Rep. Todd Smola (R-Warren), those who had arrived at the Honor Roll Memorial were told to be appreciative of what the country had fought through in its history. READ MORE
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