CapeFLYER gets hero's welcome in Wareham

By Meghan Neely | May 27, 2018
Photo by: Meghan Neely Sgt. Dan Flaherty, Sgt. Paul Somers, Officer Charles Pillsbury and Officer Blaise Lalli salute the CapeFLYER as it pulls into Wareham station.

The CapeFLYER got a hero’s welcome on Sunday when it was greeted by members of the Wareham Militia and a police honor guard with a salute for Memorial Day.

The CapeFLYER, which travels from Boston to Hyannis throughout the summer, was carrying 195 veterans in honor of the upcoming holiday.

Selectman Alan Slavin was also in attendance on the platform, a red poppy proudly displayed on his chest.

“We’re very happy to have the CapeFLYER stop here in Wareham,” Slavin said. “It’s been a great addition to the town.”

Passengers disembarked from the train for photos and to thank the militia for their service. Members of the Wareham-New Bedford Lodge of Elks No. 73 then sent the train on it’s way with a wave of the American flag.

This year marks the fourth summer that the CapeFLYER will be making stops in Wareham, providing residents with quick and easy access to the state’s capital. The CapeFLYER will run every weekend from now until Labor Day.


Comments (2)
Posted by: TOOTTOOT1 | May 28, 2018 10:33

Interesting years after Vietnam vets are being more recognized

Too bad the federal government does not recognize us with out a fight.

A Vietnam Vet.

Posted by: 181mph | May 29, 2018 12:25

semper fi TOOTTOOT1, you know how it works, they don't need us anymore so they just shoo us out the door, they got the body count they needed from us, now we fend for ourselves,,,

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