Take Time to Never Forget on Friday September 19
The City of Melrose will name the corners of Franklin and Albion Street after Minor McLain, a decorated WWII veteran and long time resident who was detained for a time by Germans forces in the European Theatre. McLain was awarded the Silver Star and Purple Heart during his distinguished service which included combat action during the famed Battle of the Bulge.
The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. and feature local dignitaries, McLain's friends and family and the unveiling of the PFC Minor H. McLain Square monument complete with a biography of this special Melrosian's life. The Harold O Young VFW Post 2394 will host a gathering to celebrate McLain following the ceremony. McLain was a long-time member of the post and served as historian and chaplain.
Saugus will also mark the veteran day of remembrance with a special ceremony beginning at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the Saugus Public Library on Taylor Street. Members of the Saugus Veterans Council and American Legion invite the public to join them in this annual remembrance.
According to the council, "This ceremony symbolizes our missing veterans, their families, faith and hope for their return. The ceremony will include the Lynn English H.S. MC TROTC, a truly exceptional group
that proudly reminds us of our responsibility to remember those lost and those yet to be found."
We will not forget.