Monday, November 12, 2012
Here's a look at some of the veterans' headstones, grave markers, and intriguing stories at the Vine Lake Cemetery.
Medfield is rich in history, and a big part of that history is the men and women who have served in the country's military. Here is a glimpse at some of the veteran highlights from Vine Lake Cemetery including grave markers from the Mexican War, Revolutionary War, Civil War, Sons of the American Revolution, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War; also Grand Army of the Republic, Ladies Auxiliary, and other intriguing markers. Some of Medfield's servicemen have interesting stories are noted in the "Walk Among the Shadows" map and guide (available at a kiosk in the cemetery) to the cemetery's old section. Here are a few of those stories, courtesy of the Vine Lake Preservation Trust. Julius Augusts Fitts (1843-1944). Massachusetts…
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: Other area Veterans: "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 …
Here's what's open and closed for today's holiday.
Today, 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 Melrose today. If you know of more businesses that are open or closed, help out your fellow neighbors by leaving them in the comment section.