Posted at: 08/30/2012 12:01 PM
| Updated at: 08/30/2012 12:18 PM
By: Andrew Murphy
Protesters from Westboro Baptist Church say they will be at the funeral for a local fallen soldier.
But they will be met with counter-protesters.
Pfc. Michael Demarsico was killed in action in Afghanistan earlier this month, when he stepped on a landmine.
The funeral is on Saturday at the First Baptist Church in North Adams.
Thousands of people came out Wednesday to watch as the remains of Demarsico returned home.
He was 20 years old.