Barnstable Residents Line Streets for Annual Veterans Day Parade

HYANNIS -The Town of Barnstable held their annual Veterans Day parade in Hyannis this morning. 

Town and state officials, veterans, members of the Barnstable Police and Fire Departments and the Barnstable High School marching band took part in the event, which concluded on the Village Green with a Veterans Day program.

World War II veteran Joe Gentile took part in the parade and was escorted in a Barnstable Police cruiser at the beginning of the event.

The Centerville resident said he’s honored to take part in the parade.

“I think it’s a patriotic duty, I’ve been doing it for many years,” said Gentile. “All I can say is that I’m proud to be an American.”

Veteran Adam Doerfler, who is also the Veteran Outreach Program Specialist for the Cape Cod Vet Center, explained that he’s been participating in the event for 10 years and enjoys it.

“It’s really been such a great thing in my life, it’s so nice to connect with all these different veterans in the community,” said Doerfler. “That’s what it’s all about. It’s all about our freedoms and our rights, and all built by our military and our soldiers.”

Retired Col. Scott Romberger was the keynote speaker of the Barnstable Soldiers Veterans Day program.

The town also hosted the third annual Veterans Town Hall which featured 10-minute testimonials from combat veterans.

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