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, …
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
A roundup of Memorial Day events throughout the region.
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Monday, May 30, 2011
State Senator Mike Rush delivered a video message; Guest speaker, a Newton author, talked about his father's WWII sacrifice.
Hundreds gathered at The Gardens at Gethsemane on Monday morning for the cemetery's 43rd Annual Memorial Day Service. State Senator Mike Rush, D-Boston, delivered a video message to the audience from Iraq where he is currently deployed with the Navy Reserves. Guest speaker Walter F. Carter, the author of "No Greater Sacrifice, No Greater Love," spoke about his father, who died in World War II. The West Roxbury VFW Post 2902, which conducted the service -- honored all those who lost their lives defending America. "It's time to remember those who have served, those currently serving, and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice," said Rush on a series of HDTVs lined up in front of Memorial Cannon at the Gardens. Carter's book details his …
State. Sen. Michael Rush is currently serving in Iraq.
Monday, May 30, 2011
Editor's note: The following letter is written by State. Sen. Michael Rush, who is currently serving in Iraq. I want to take this opportunity to wish you, your family, and the citizens of the Suffolk and Norfolk District good health and peace of mind on this Memorial Day. Originally known as Decoration Day – to encourage the practice of adorning the graves of the fallen – it is a time to remember those who have served, those currently serving and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice so that we may enjoy our freedom. I would especially like to say thank you to those who have the toughest job in the military, our military spouses and families. As you may know, I am writing this letter from a combat zone 5,810 miles away while I am …
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Flags will be on display through Memorial Day as a way to remember those who died in service.
Volunteers from the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund, a nonprofit that supports families of those lost in military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, placed thousands of flags on the Boston Commonyesterday, each representing a fallen Massachusetts service members. They'll be on display through Memorial Day as a way to remember and honor those who have given their lives.