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In Franklin, parade participants and observers gathered on the common for the town's Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony.
Organized by Town Councilor and Rotary Club Fundraising Chairman Matt Kelly, the parade began at 80 West Central St. and featured school bands and local organizations.
After Girl Scouts laid wreaths upon the common's Veterans Monument, Master of Ceremonies Lt. Col. John Reitinger read the Franklin Honor Roll - a list of 37 veterans who died this year.
He said that for the first time in 27 years, more Korean and Vietnam veterans had died than World War II vets.