Saturday, November 12, 2011
Veterans Day allows soldiers and civilians to come together and remember those who fought for their country and may have given the ultimate sacrifice.
It may have started off as a cold and windy Friday morning, but that did not stop people from pouring into St. Ignatius Church at Boston College for the 11th Annual Veterans Remembrance Mass. “Veterans know how to serve, especially in the worst of circumstances,” said Father Anthony Penna, who lead the Veterans Day service. Penna went to tell a story of unwavering courage, patriotism and solidarity that soldiers in Vietnam prison camps upheld. He spoke to the power of their belief in the greater good and their pure unwillingness to give up. Following the traditional Catholic Mass, more than 100 people headed over to the University’s Veterans’ Memorial on the Burns Library lawn for a remembrance ceremony. Cadet Robert Olp began the …
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
A roundup of Memorial Day events throughout the region.
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Monday, May 30, 2011
Newton's Veterans Council and community members commemorated local fallen soldiers in ceremonies around the city and at Newton Cemetery.
"There is no greater love than this, to lie down one's life for one's friends," said Gerry Marrocco, quoting John 15:13, in describing the sacrifice of his uncle, Major Sargent Domenic Marrocco, and all of Newton's fallen soldiers. Newton's Veterans Council and city officials gathered Sunday morning to recognize Newton's fallen soldiers. The group traveled around the city placing wreaths at various memorial sites and concluded the day's events with two ceremonies at Newton Cemetery.
A special Memorial Day edition of "Five Things"
Monday, May 30, 2011
Here are five things to know about Memorial Day: Facts courtesy:
Happy Memorial Day!
Monday, May 30, 2011
Municipal, state, federal offices: Closed (no meetings). Libraries: Closed. Schools: Closed. Banks: Closed. Stock market: Closed. Mail: Post offices closed; express delivery only. Retail stores: Open at owner's discretion. Liquor stores: Closed. Supermarkets: Open. Convenience stores: Open. Taverns, bars: Open.
Monday, May 23, 2011
Suggest your favorite recipes for this week's Patch Picks.
Although weather may not indicate that Memorial Day is just around the corner, the charcoal/propane is loaded and the grills are set to go. Now, the only thing a great Memorial Day barbecue needs is some sun...and great recipes, of course. This week's Patch Picks column features local barbecue recipes. If you have a special marinade, rub, side dish, tip or trick, send it our way! We'd love to feature you in this week's column (with all due credit, of course.) Add your recipes in the comment box below or email Melanie.Graham@patch.com.
The Garden City honored its veterans of the past and present in its annual Memorial Day Parade held Sunday, May 22.
Question: Where can you find steel drums, veterans, bag pipes, tanks and local politicians? Answer: Newton's annual Memorial Day Parade. Spectators lined the streets on Sunday to watch Newton's Memorial Day Parade, which began at Our Lady Help of Christians Parish and ended at Coletti-Magni Park in Nonantum. Afterward, community members gathered at Pellegrini Park for the first ever post-parade cookout. Former State Auditor Joe DeNucci, the parade's grand marshal, appeared alongside local law enforcement, marching bands and veterans including Mayor Setti Warren. Local aldermen and U.S. Sen. Scott Brown also made an appearance at the parade.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Join Mayor Setti Warren, local elected officials and former State Auditor Joe DeNucci for the day's festivities.
Break out your red, white and blue -- Newton's annual Memorial Day Parade is this Sunday, May 22. Former State Auditor Joe DeNucci will serve as the parade's grand marshal, marching alongside Mayor Setti Warren, bands and elected officials. The parade route will start at Our Lady Help of Christians Parish at the corner of Washington Street and Adams Street. Those marching in the parade will begin gathering around 1 p.m. and step-off is at 2 p.m. Veterans Service Officer John MacGillivray said it is possible some of the marchers will gather down Jackson and Crafts Streets as well. Once the parade kicks off, it will march down Washington Street into Newtonville, turn right onto Walnut Street and then another right onto Watertown Street. …