MILLBURY, Mass. – The Millbury Veterans Council and Boy Scout Troops 109 and 110 will meet Saturday, May 12 at 9 a.m. at the maintenance shed in Millbury Central Cemetary for the annual placing on flags on veterans' graves.
The MVC invites all veterans and patriotic citizens to participate and join with them in remembering those veterans who have passed on. The rain date will be Saturday, May 19.
The MVC is thankful for all citizens who have participated in adopting a veterans' memorial monument in past years and encourages them to continue their efforts. All residents are asked to adopt a monument.
The idea of the annual adorning of the various veterans' monuments was spearheaded 11 years ago by Millbury resident Stanley W. Wilczynski, a decorated Korean War combat infantryman who noticed that many of the veteran memorials were neglected and lacked flowers.
Wilczynski created an adopt-a-monument program. His goal was to provide at least one flowering plant or decoration at each veterans' memorial monument during the Memorial Day period and keep the area neat and tidy.
Wilczynski, whose brother was killed in World War II, was severely wounded during the Korean War and never lost sight of the importance of remembering not only his brother but others who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Millbury residents are invited to take part and honor his memory in the Stanley W. Wilczynski Adopt a Monument Program this year or help with the flags inside the cemetary.