Friday, June 1, 2012
The West Suburban Veterans' District held a somber, midweek Memorial Day ceremony.
The West Suburban Veterans' District held its annual Memorial Day ceremony Wednesday at Woodlawn Cemetery. The ceremony, led by District Director Stanley Spear, honored Wellesley citizens who died in battle with a color guard, gun salute and the playing of taps. Ken Johnson, Wellesley Middle School physical education teacher, served as chaplain for the ceremonies. Johnson served in the United States Navy for four years. “It’s an extremely important day to me,” he said in an interview following the ceremony. For many, Memorial Day is about having a three–day weekend, but this year, there was an abundance of activity on social media outlets Facebook and Twitter reminding the public of the day’s significance. “I think people really have lost …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
The ceremony begins at 7 tonight.
The West Suburban Veterans District along with other local officials will hold Memorial Day ceremonies tonight. The ceremonies begin at 7 p.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery. If it begins to rain, the ceremony will be moved to the Middle School auditorium.
Monday, May 28, 2012
Tasty dishes that will "wow" guests at your Memorial Day barbecue.
If you plan on grilling today, here are a few ideas: 1. Patriotic Taco Salad would be great as an appetizer or a main dish. Serve with sour cream, guacamole, and salsa on the side. The American flag design is perfect for Memorial Day. TasteOfHome.com 2. Summer Chicken Burgers are sure to delight guests. Chicken breasts are topped with fresh avocado, caramelized Vidalia onions, and provolone cheese. Feel free to marinate chicken before grilling. If you prefer, serve toppings on the side so everyone can build their own chicken burger. AllRecipes.com 3. Grilled Pizza is a tasty twist on traditional grill food. Prepare pizza dough and place on the grill, then top pizza with sauce, mozzarella cheese, and your choice of toppings. Store bought …
Friday, May 25, 2012
Local police focuses on its annual initiative to enforce the "Click It Or Ticket" law.
With prom and graduation season, as well as Memorial Day weekend, and the start of the summer parties ramping up, law enforcement uses the time to enstate its enforcement blitz on the "Click It or Ticket" initiative. "The mobilization is part of a statewide effort funded by the EOPSS that consists of extra high-visibility traffic enforcement and public information," read a press release issued by the Massachusetts State Police. This mobiliation began on May 14 and will continue through June 3. State Police added that more than a quarter of Massachusetts drivers still fail to buckle up. "Due to the seriousness of this issue, the State Police and more than 125 local police departments have announced the adoption of zero tolerance policies on…
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
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Monday, May 30, 2011
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Each year on Memorial Day, Wellesley hosts a ceremony which begins at Woodlawn Cemetery and ends at the Korean Conflict Memorial in front of Town Hall. Last year, Wellesley Patch ran a story about one local veteran who was upset that the Korean Conflict Memorial has not been renamed as the Korean “War” memorial. In fact, the memorial itself had been defaced to reflect the desired change. Wellesley Patch found that there was cause to both keep the name the same, and also to change it, but what do you think: Should the Wellesley Korean Conflict Memorial be renamed the Korean “War” Memorial?
The ceremonies begin tonight at 7 p.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery, and continue at the Korean Conflict Memorial at 7:30 p.m.
Tonight, Veterans, and their families and friends, will go to Woodlawn Cemetery to honor those who have died in war. Stanley J. Spear, director of the West Suburban Veterans’ District, will lead the ceremonies for the first time after attending them for years in Wellesley. He said it’s obviously a special day for anyone touched by war. “It’s a day for the people who paid the ultimate price,” Spear said in an interview. Spear will read the names of Wellesley veterans who have died within the past year and taps will play. Spear guessed there are under 2,000 living veterans from Wellesley today, but he said on Memorial Day, every veteran is remembered. “I think veterans are popular right now,” he said. “I think people respect what they’ve …
Hot with a chance of storms for Memorial Day. There are nightly observation services in town, with more going on in the morning in Needham.
"Five Things You Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the new feature in the comments section. Very Warm, chance of Storms – Highs of 88, but a 30 percent chance of storms. Cooling off a lot at night to 65. Memorial Day Observation Service- At 7 p.m. there will be a memorial service to honor Wellesley veterans at Woodlawn Cemetary. In observance of Memorial Day town offices and some businesses are closed today. Check out what's open and what's closed here. Memorial Day Observances in Needham – From 6:50 a.m. to noon, their will be a string of memorial services to honor Needham's veterans. Today in History – …