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Longmeadow celebrates town's history with two-day event

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LONGMEADOW, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

The Longmeadow Historical Society is excited to host the 39th annual Long Meddowe Days, a two day long event that celebrates the town of Longmeadow’s extensive history.

Everything gets going on the town green, rain or shine, at 10 a.m on Saturday.

People gather at the St. Mary’s Church to kick off the community parade, which travels to the town green where Long Meddowe Days officially begins.

The town offers tours that take you through the centuries at the house museum and graveyards.

Some gravestones date back 250 years!

There's even civil war reanactors and a giant cannon they fire off throughout the day.

All the attendees are nothing but smiles at this event and, of course, enjoying the food.

Trucks were seen serving up delightful treats and crafters from across all of western Mass were selling unique, handmade items.

Saturday evening’s singing at the community campfire, unfortunately, was canceled due to inclement weather.

Saturday’s event runs until 5 p.m. on the town green.

Day two of Longmeaddowe Days didn't get going until noon on Sunday.

Before the town green came alive, it turned silent in a way.

At 11:10, a memorial ceremony was held on the town green, honoring those from this town who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

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