Milley Motorcade Enters Sudbury Today
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UPDATED: 10 A.M.
Supporters are starting to show outside Duckett's Funeral Home with U.S. flags.
UPDATED: 9:45 P.M.
The Town of Sudbury website has a map showing the exact route of the motorcade.
Thanks to the efforts of countless volunteers over the past week, the Town of Sudbury is lined with ribbons in anticipation of the motorcade that will carry the body of First Lt. Scott Milley today.
Milley, a 10th Mountain Division Solider stationed at Fort Polk, La., was killed in Logar province, Afghanistan, last week from wounds sustained in a small arms weapons attack.
According to the Town of Sudbury's website, Milley's body will arrive at Hanscom Air Force Base at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Thursday and then leave Hanscom about 10 a.m., escorted by state and local police as they head to Sudbury.
The motorcade will travel along Bedford Road in Lincoln, turning first onto Route 117, and then onto Sudbury Road at Nine Acre Corner, passing the Nashawtuc Country Club where Sudbury Road in Concord becomes Concord Road in Sudbury. The procession will continue on Concord Road, passing Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, Sudbury Town Hall, and Goodnow Library along the way. At Route 20, the procession will turn right, eventually ending at Duckett's Funeral Home.
Some residents of Sudbury are hoping the entire motorcade route will be filled as it departs the airforce base.
Flags are currently available at Goodnow Library, Town Clerk's office in Town Hall and at the Senior Center.
According to the town's website, this should be a solemn time with quiet display of respect, suggests Veteran's Agent Brian Stearns, who offers the following suggestions for the proper protocol as the procession passes by:
- Remove head gear unless it is religious headgear.
- Military in uniform or civilian dress may render a hand salute or extend their hand over heart.
- Civilians may also cross their heart.
- Flags are suggested to be held so that they flow freely from the staff.
- Signs of love and support are also acceptable.
Sudbury Patch will attach photos of the motorcade as it rolls through town. Residents paying their respects to the Milley family can attach photos to this article, too.