Massachusetts observes Veterans Day with remembrances

BOSTON (WHDH) - Several Veterans Day remembrances were held across Massachusetts on Friday.

The Department of Veterans Services held its annual ceremony, honoring veterans and military families at the State House Friday morning. Gov. Charlie Baker spoke about how he does not see veterans from the perspective of a state official, but rather from the perspective of a father. He wiped away tears as he spoke of parents who sent their children off to the military and of those children who never came home.

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Lt. Col. Enoch “Woodie” Woodhouse, one of the last surviving members of the Tuskegee Airmen, also spoke. The Roxbury native said he was a 17-year-old high school student in 1944 when he and his friends from different Boston neighborhoods took a train to basic training.

“We were all on the train going to save the world,” said Woodhouse.

Another ceremony was held in the Seaport to remember those killed in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. A Veterans Day parade also marched through Boston Friday.

 

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