Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Medfield concluded its Veterans Day celebrations on Monday with the United States Merchant Marine Flag Pole dedication at Baxter Park in honor of Roger E. Hardy.
Roger E. Hardy, a proud U.S. Merchant Marine, passed away in May, but those who knew him and loved him were determined to keep his memory alive in Medfield. At 11 a.m. on Monday, the Merchant Marine flag pole in Baxter Park was dedicated to this most deserving Medfield resident who lived quite an adventurous life. The Committee to Study Memorials worked closely with the Hardy family and fellow WWII Merchant Marine, Jack Peterson, to make this day happen. The committee received financial contributions from the generosity of many so that a stone marker could be put at the base of the Merchant Marine flag pole bearing Roger E. Hardy's name. The Hardy family was there to participate in the dedication and unveiled the stone as well as raised …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Here is a recap of the issues discussed by the Committee to Study Memorials at its most recent meeting.
The Committee to Study Memorials met on Aug. 13 to discuss replacing the signs at the town's 13 honor squares, and also to discuss arrangements for the dedication of the Robert E. Naughton Civil Square. Here are the notes from that meeting. Civic Square Markers Robert E. Naughton Civic Square Flag Cases for Veterans Roger Hardy Flagpole The next meeting of the Committee to Study Monuments will be on Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Medfield Historical Society, 6 Pleasant Street.
Monday, July 23, 2012
Residents are trying to raise $1,500 to dedicate the Merchant Marine flagpole at Baxter Park to Roger Hardy who died in May.
A grass roots effort is now underway to raise $1,500 to name the Merchant Marine flagpole at Baxter Park in memory of Roger Hardy. Hardy, who died in May at the age of 87, served in the Merchant Marines during World War II, survived heroic adventures during the war (read story below), then returned to his native Medfield to raise his family and serve the town on the planning board and as an assessor. Six service flags surround the Baxter Park World War I centerpiece flagpole – representing the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, and the Merchant Marines. Five of those flagpoles have been named in honor of a Medfield veteran with an honor marker with the veteran’s name and service dates. A group of residents has started the …