Thursday, July 12, 2012
The Gardens at Gethsemane hosted the BBQ.
On June 7, more than 200 seniors and their caregivers celebrated at the Ethos' 2nd Annual BBQ for Seniors and Caregivers at the Gardens at Gethsemane. Participants enjoyed music, food, dancing, games, and raffles. Volunteers from Home Deport helped serve the food.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Photos from the 44th Annual Service held in West Roxbury on Monday morning.
The West Roxbury Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2901 in West Roxbury celebrated the 44th Annual Memorial Day Service at the Gardens at Gethsemane on Monday morning. More than 300 attendees were addressed by keynote speaker state Sen. Mike Rush, D-Boston, a lieutenant in US Naval Reserves. The guest speaker was Maureen Dunn, the co-author of "Search for Canasta 404" and co-founder of the National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia. Dunn's husband, US Naval Commander Joseph Dunn, was shot down over China in 1968 and was never found.
Friday, May 25, 2012
The guest speaker will be Maureen Dunn, a nationally-acclaimed advocate for POW-MIA awareness through the eyes of a wife, and the co-author of "Search for Canasta 404."
The Gardens at Gethsemane will be holding a Memorial Day service on Monday, May 28, at the Garden of Honor Veterans Corner at 670 Baker St., West Roxbury. The West Roxbury VFW POST 2902 will be conducting a Memorial Day ceremony at the Memorial Cannon from the USS Constitution. The ceremony will start at 9:30 a.m. State Sen. Mike Rush, D-Norfolk/Suffolk will be the keynote speaker. The guest speaker will be Maureen Dunn, a nationally-acclaimed advocate for POW-MIA awareness through the eyes of a wife, and the co-author of "Search for Canasta 404." The Laying of the Wreath will be done by the family of Lance Corporal Paul Reid, USMC, the first West Roxbury resident to give his life for our country in Vietnam. Gail and Carl Sprague, …
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
The Rolling Thunder MA Chapter # 1 POW-MIA Memorial Dedication with US Senator Scott Brown at The Gardens at Gethsemane.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Photographer Mike Flynn took these photos of the the Rolling Thunder MA Chapter 1 POW-MIA Memorial Dedication with US Senator Scott Brown on Veterans Day at The Gardens at Gethsemane. Rolling Thunder, MA Chapter 1 met at Millennium Park at 2:45 p.m. and rode their motorcycles down the VFW Parkway to Baker Street, reaching Gethsemane, to dedicate a bench and boulder with a black granite plaque inserted, calling attention to POW-MIA (prisoner of war and missing in action) issues. The dedication of the reflecting park began at 3 p.m., next to the Garden of Honor Veterans area at the cemetery. Joe D'Entremont, president of MA Chapter 1, invited all motorcycle riders to join them.
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Hundreds came to commemorate Veterans Day, as well as to witness the first Flag Retirement Ceremony hosted by The Gardens at Gethsemane.
On the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month, the guns stopped between the Allied Nations and Germany, marking the end of WWI in 1918. Since then, America has continued to remember that day in honor of all veterans who have served the United States. For the first time yesterday morning, hundreds of families, friends, veterans, politicians and supporters came to The Gardens of Gethsemane in West Roxbury to remember veterans, as well as to honorably retire old and tattered American flags. It was a brisk morning and the wind occasionally snatched the notes of a speaker or two, but the weather did not deter attendees or affect the solemn, celebratory mood of the morning. Mary Mulvey Jacobson, president of the West Roxbury …
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Three Veterans Day events in the neighborhood, plus plenty of discounts for veterans. Thank the men and women who served, and who are currently serving our country.
West Roxbury is the place to be on Veterans Day, with several events planned for Friday. The German Centre for Extended Care will dedicate their Wall of Honor. This is a pictorial and narrative exhibit of members of the Deutsches Altenheim community who served in the Armed Forces of the US. Refreshments will be served at 9:30 a.m. and the dedication is scheduled from 10:30 to 11 a.m. A little bit down the road on Baker Street, you will have the opportunity to see American flags "retired." When our flags become too damaged to respectfully continue to display, there is an established etiquette to follow to reverentially “retire” the flag. Seeing this unmet need, the Gardens at Gethsemane is holding its First Annual American Flag …