Monday, November 12, 2012
Thank and honor a veteran by uploading his or her photo below.
The city of Newton honored its veterans on Sunday, Nov. 11, with a ceremony at American Legion Post 440 in Nonantum. Newton firefighter Army paratrooper Mark Dezso, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, was the featured speaker. Now, we want you to honor your local veterans on Patch by sharing photos of Newton servicemen and women so the whole city can honor those who serve our nation. Just click the green "Submit Your Photos" button above the photos or at the bottom of this article to add yours, along with a caption. Also, leave shoutouts to veterans you know in the comments below. Plus, if you have photos from yesterday's Veterans Day ceremony in Newton, please upload those photos as well.
Wondering what's open and closed for today's holiday? Here are the answers.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Local businesses salute our service men and women with special deals year-round as well as on Veterans Day.
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Saturday, November 10, 2012
A number of local businesses is saluting veterans, military service men and women, and their families this Veterans Day by offering local discounts, specials and promotions. Here's a guide to specials in the area; some of these came from the website themilitarywallet.com. We will do our best to keep this page updated as we find new info, and you can add deals you know about to the comments section below. You can also check with themilitarywallet.com for their latest deals. Two important notes: Free food: Store discounts: Free activities: Any Newton businesses out there offering discounts or deals for veterans on Veterans Day? Share with us in the comments section below.
Friday, November 9, 2012
Here's what's open and closed for today's holiday.
On Monday, Nov. 12 we observe Veterans Day, a national holiday established in 1926 to honor men and women who have served in the military. Here's a quick round-up of what's open and closed in Newton. If you know of more businesses that are open or closed, help out your fellow neighbors by leaving the info in the comments.
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 …
Friday, November 11, 2011
A special thanks today to all of the nation's veterans.
1. Thank a veteran. It's Veterans Day, so make sure you find someone in uniform and give him/her a special thanks for their service. 2. It goes to 11. That's right, it's 11/11/11. A rare date on the calendar also something of a holiday for Spinal Tap fans. Is today a special day for you? Getting married? Is it your 11th birthday? Newton Patch wants to hear your story. Email Melanie.Graham@patch.com. 3. Veterans Day Ceremonies. The city of Newton will hold its Veterans Day ceremony at the American Legion Post 440 starting at 11 a.m. Over at Boston College, a memorial service will be held at 9:30 followed by a ceremony near the BC Veterans' Memorial. Check our preview story for more details. 4. School's out...for today anyway, due to the …
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Honor local veterans with these events tomorrow.
Both the city of Newton and Boston College will honor local veterans during special ceremonies tomorrow morning. On the city side, a ceremony will be held tomorrow, Nov. 11, at the American Legion Post #440 in Nonantum. Local veterans, families and residents are welcome to the event to honor local men and women in uniform. The event begins at 11 a.m. and light refreshments will be served following the ceremonies. Over at Boston College, Veterans Day will begin with a memorial mass at 9:30 a.m. in St. Ignatius Church. After the service, a remembrance ceremony and and symbolic roll call will be held at 11 a.m. near the Veterans' Memorial on the Burns Library lawn. US Army Col. David J. Clark, a 1981 graduate of Boston College, will be the…
Friday, November 12, 2010
Newton remembers and recognizes its veterans of the past and present.
With their uniforms pressed, hats straightened and hands flexed above the brow in a firm salute, Newton's veterans stood proud and strong yesterday morning. The city thanked their veterans yesterday with a ceremony held at Nonantum American Legion Post #440. Several local officials appeared before the crowd of veterans, families and children to salute the men and women in uniform. "I'm honored to be here today not only as your mayor but as a veteran myself," said Mayor Setti Warren. Warren, a Navy veteran of the Iraq War, remembered and recognized his father and grandfather, veterans of the Korean War and World War II. Waking up on this Nov. 11 felt different, Warren said, because it was the first Veterans Day without his father. The …
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Federal, state and municipal offices are closed.
Today is Veterans Day, a holiday where we pay respect and honor all of those who have served and are currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. It is also a day where many are unsure as to what is and is not open. Check out our list to find out where you can go and what you can do.
Come honor veterans at Newton's annual ceremony, held at Post 440 today at 10 a.m.
Today is Veterans Day. Make sure you take time to thank a veteran for his or her service to the country. You can also join Patch in honoring our veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces by donating to our partner charity, the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. We have also provided a list of what is open and closed today. The City of Newton will honor its veterans with a ceremony at Post 440, 295 California St. The event, which begins at 10 a.m., will include guest speaker Mayor Setti Warren, a veteran of the Iraq War. The Newton South High School girls volleyball team will take on Quincy in the second semi-final match of the Central-East Div. 1 MIAA tournament. The game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. start in Quincy. Steve Roslonek , a.k.a. …