Beloved Melrose Veteran & Former Alderman Scott Forbes Passes Away
It is with great sadness that I share the news that Melrose has lost another great community member with the passing of Scott Forbes. In honor of Scott’s life and service to our community and our country, we have lowered the City’s flags to half-mast.
Scott Forbes, a United States Air Force Veteran, graduated from Melrose High School in 1992 and served on the Melrose Board of Alderman for three terms, including one year as President. Scott also supported the work of the Veterans Northeast Outreach Center (VNEOC), helping homeless and at-risk veterans receive the housing, education, benefits, and peer support they need and deserve. Scott’s work with the VNEOC and his time as a volunteer in our community are shining examples of what it means to continue to serve one’s nation after leaving the military.
Scott was devoted to his family, this community, and his fellow veterans. We will miss his good humor, his sense of service, and his commitment to doing good and helping others.
Rest in peace, Scott.