Thousands gathered in the New Milford village center on Memorial Day to pay respect to those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

Ceremonies and a parade helped commemorate those who died in service to the United States.

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Ceremonies and parades were also held Sunday in Sherman and Warren and on Monday in Gaylordsville, Bridgewater, Kent, Roxbury, New Preston and Washington.

For photo coverage of those events, see the June 5 edition of The Spectrum and see updates at www.newmilfordspectrum.com.

Photography by Norm Cummings