Vigil held in Chicopee on Memorial Day weekend - CBS 3 Springfield - WSHM

Vigil held in Chicopee on Memorial Day weekend

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CHICOPEE, MA (WSHM) -

Memorial Day weekend ceremonies continued throughout Western Massachusetts on Sunday, including a candlelight vigil in the city on Sunday evening.

Vietnam veterans, their families and friends gathered on the grass of the Vietnam Plaza to pay tribute to fallen soldiers.

One by one, candles were lit as the names of fallen soldiers from the Vietnam War were read.

One veteran taking part in the ceremony told CBS 3 that it is important to remember those who gave their lives for our country.

Chicopee will hold its Memorial Day parade on Monday morning.

It begins at 10 a.m. and will end at the Veterans Memorial Plaza at Chicopee Academy.

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