Newton City Hall to Host "Moving Memorial" Honoring Vets
The memorial will be on display at Newton City Hall starting Thursday.
Starting this Thursday, Feb. 16, Newton City Hall will host the Massachusetts Fallen Heroes Foundation (MFH) "moving memorial," an interactive tribute to the Massachusetts men and women who have lost their lives while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The MFH aims to have the memorial tour the state and set up in various cities and towns. Meanwhile, the MFH is working on developing a permanent memorial honoring the fallen heroes.
According to a press release issued by Mayor Setti Warren's office, Newton City Hall is the first city hall to host the MFH moving memorial.
The memorial will be on display over the next couple of weeks in the City Hall rotunda, the press release said. An opening ceremony for the memorial will be held this Thursday at 4 p.m. in the rotunda.
Thursday's ceremony will include police and fire honor guards and a special bagpipe performance of "Taps" courtesy of the Newton Fire Department.
Dr. Midge Connolly, principal of Williams Elementary School, will also offer a few remarks during the ceremony. Connolly's brother, Major David Connolly, was killed in 2006 while serving in Afghanistan. David was a Newton native and Boston College graduate.