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Veterans Day: Luminary Ceremony [PHOTOS]

Here's a look at the 6th annual "Light Up Baxter Park for Veterans Day."

 

On Sunday, Medfield residents gathered at Baxter Park for the 6th annual "Light Up Baxter Park for Veterans Day." 

After a short program at 5 p.m., members of the Ladies Auxiliary lit hundreds of luminary bags purchased in memory of area veterans. 

The program started with a moment of silence led by American Legion Post 110 Commander Robert Tannler, followed by member Al Manganello reading a list of Medfield veterans who have died in the last year. The list included:

American Legion Members:

  • Charles Aylward
  • Preston Bryant
  • Al Caruso
  • Clinton Caruso
  • Clinton Clark
  • John Gould
  • Paul M. Halloran
  • William J. Kelly Jr.
  • John K. McNiff
  • John J. Meager Jr.
  • Harry T. Mitchell Jr.
  • Paul E. Nyren
  • Vincent A. Palumbo
  • Melvin P. Procaccini
  • Peter J. Shiels
  • Hugh Sweeney

Other area Veterans:

  • Roger Hardy
  • Louis G. Iadonisi
  • Eugene Lovell
  • Robert Ripley
  • Robert Smith
  • Francis Tammaro

"May you rest in peace; the Legion and the town of Medfield will miss you," Manganello said. "Because of them, our lives are free. Because of them, our nation lives. Because of them, our nation is Blessed." 

All proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to support Auxiliary program for veterans and their families, the Stephen Hinkley award, and Girls State program.

Eileen DeSorgher November 13, 2012 at 03:16 PM
Many thanks to Michelle Doucette, President - American Legion Auxilliary (ALA), and the driver behind the "hundreds of luminary bags purchased in memory of area veterans....". Moreover, thank you to everyone who purchased a luminary bag. All proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to support Auxiliary program for veterans and their families, the annual Stephen Hinkley scholarship, and the Girls State program. Eileen DeSorgher ALA,Treasurer. .

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