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A group of Massachusetts veterans say they are saddened by their city's decision to cancel an annual Memorial Day parade because not enough veterans are able to march in it.

CBS Boston reports the city of Beverly cancelled its parade for what is believed to be the first time since the Civil War because of low turnout at previous parades.

Many of the older veterans in the town say they can no longer march due to physical ailments.

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It would be nice to have a veteran at a Memorial Day parade but they are not necessary to have a parade. It's as much for us to remember as it is to honor what they did.

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Memorial Day is to honor those that "died" while serving. You don't honor living veterans on Memorial Day. There is a separate holiday, Veterans Day, for honoring veterans, past and present.

Their reasoning is just BS. If there isn't enough people for a parade due to financial reasons that's fine and understandable. But to claim it was because there wasn't enough veterans to support it is bogus.

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Why not let them march in wheel chairs it is what we do for remembrance day in the UK.

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But the gay pride parade continues... ( i have nothing against ) but I seriously find it pointless to have one yet gives a BS excuse to cancel the memorial day parade.

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It would be nice to have no more veterans -- when we have no more wars. ;)

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It would be nice to have no more veterans -- when we have no more wars. ;)

I have a hard time imaging that day every coming.

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march in wheel chairs

say what?

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