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Windsor turns out for 131st tribute and parade

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WINDSOR, Vt. - Monday's early sunshine was perfect timing for Memorial Day observations across the state -- including, the Town of Windsor, Birthplace of Vermont.

The Windsor High School band helped kick off events.  It was organized by the local American Legion Post 25 and the Women's Auxiliary.  A crowd packed the town green to listen to a variety of speakers and tributes. The keynote speaker was Captain Vincent Fusca, a member of the Vermont Army National Guard.  He spoke about what Memorial Day means to him and what average citizens can do in their own lives to honor those who have died for the country.     

"Initiative is all about seizing the moment -- not procrastinating.  Doing something that you have always wanted to do or something that you think has always needed to be done.  Loyalty can be a simple as providing that companionship to someone in need of some company -- basically, just giving of yourself.  And that selfless service is coaching, or that civic organizations.  That community service piece," he said.

The day's ceremony ended with a short parade down Main Street.  This is Windsor's 131st year celebrating Memorial Day.
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