Veterans Service Officer Michael Johns thanked veterans and others who sacrificed for the country at the annual Memorial Day Tribute service at Foxborough Common.
Johns was the keynote speaker at the event, which followed the annual parade on Mechanic Street and also included remarks by Rep. Jay Barrows, Senator James Timilty, Selectmen Chairman Larry Harrington and American Legion Post 93 Commander Noel Texeira, who served as master of ceremonies.
"It is especially warming to see all the young people here to give tribute to all those who have lost their lives in conflict in defense of our nation," spoke a humbled Johns.
Johns recalled a heart warming moment of this morning's services at east Foxborough's Memorial Square. He spoke of a mother and her young son. The boy was carrying a hand-made, colored American Flag in his hands.
"That to me is what Memorial Day is about. That is what Foxborough is about," said Johns regarding his thoughts on the young boy with the American flag.
The ceremony concluded with a reading from Texeira of all 59 names of Foxborough veterans who have left us in the last year.