• Abington residents line the streets in honor of fallen Marine


    ABINGTON, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- American flags were placed along the roads a procession in honor of a fallen U.S. Marine sergeant is expected to travel down Tuesday.

    The plane landed at Logan Airport late Tuesday morning, and Boston firefighters and others lined the highway along Boston. Along the highway, some motorists pulled over and stood by their cars to pay their respects as the procession passed.

    In Boston and Weymouth, firefighters hung large American flags along the procession route.

    Abington officials asked residents to line the streets on New Year's Eve as Sgt. Daniel Vasselian is brought home. Hundreds lined the streets of the town and stood outside Quealy and Son Funeral Home, where services for the fallen Marine will take place.

    A sign featuring photographs of the 27-year-old along with the words, "May You Rest in Peace, Sgt. Daniel Vasselian," was hung on one home beside a Marine Corps. flag.

    Abington police expect Sgt. Vasselian's body to arrive in the town between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. Residents are asked to try to park on streets off of the procession route.

    Vasselian was killed in combat in Afghanistan's Hemland province on Dec. 23. He had just celebrated his fourth wedding anniversary on Dec. 19.

    Visiting hours are set for New Year's Day at Quealy and Son Funeral Home in Abington. A funeral Mass is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 2 at 9 a.m. at St. Bridget Church in Abington followed by burial at Mount Vernon Cemetery.

    A friend of Vasselian's wife set up a GoFundMe page for the family. If you'd like to donate, visit: http://www.gofundme.com/5x9630

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