Posts Tagged ‘Memorial Day’

When did we become such weather wimps? Two recent local events that were once routinely held outdoors unless forced inside by a deluge, now automatically happen under the artificial lights of LED bulbs rather than the brilliant sunshine that Mother Nature provides for free. I’m talking, of course, about the town’s Memorial Day exercises and […]


Wakefield, Massachusetts pays tribute on Memorial Day The morning fair skies that greeted those attending 2015 Memorial Day ceremonies at the West Side Social Club gave way to increasing clouds by the time the town’s afternoon program got underway on Veterans Memorial Common. But Monday’s summer-like weather helped to draw large numbers of Wakefield citizens […]


Memorial Day 2014 in Wakefield, Massachusetts As sun and clouds waged a day-long battle overhead, hundreds of residents turned out yesterday for local ceremonies honoring those who gave their lives in defense of America. “The freedoms we do enjoy,” keynote speaker Victor Santaniello told the crowd at the West Side Social Club’s morning program on […]


At least two candidates for State Representative are happy that they kept a safe distance away from any and all podiums on Memorial Day in Wakefield. Two others are probably now wishing they had. At the time, getting up and speaking at an event that was likely to draw town officials and the media probably […]


Crowds Turn Out for Memorial Day Observances A bright, sun-filled sky and seasonable temperatures greeted those who attended yesterday morning’s Memorial Day observance at the West Side Social Club and the afternoon ceremonies on Wakefield Common. “Memorial Day is a time to reflect on the sacrifices and service of American soldiers and veterans,” Chief Warrant […]


Vandals Deface World War II Monument in Wakefield, Massachusetts I considered ignoring the recent spate of vandalism that has seen the World War II Monument on the Common desecrated and the bandstand marred by graffiti. The pacifist criminals spray painted “War is not the answer,” and a peace symbol on the World War II monument. […]


Hundreds of local residents attend ceremonies in Wakefield, Massachusetts “I get to stand here today because of those who served before me,” Chief Master Sgt. Alfred Wilkes of the U.S. Air Force told the crowd assembled yesterday in front of the World War II Memorial, “and I’m damn proud of them.” “Gathering here today is […]