Posts Tagged ‘soldier’

Take a hike

07Feb19

Throughout his decades as a steady presence on the local scene, he has cultivated an air of quiet reserve. But now, one of Wakefield’s most iconic figures has finally broken his silence. Some may find what he had to say shocking. In an exclusive interview with the Wakefield Daily Item, the character known affectionately as […]


War is hell, and in Bill Cain’s “9 Circles,” Iraq War veteran Private Daniel Reeves must descend through his own inferno in order to arrive at his only shot at redemption. But are all of the demons he encounters in this hell of his own making? That’s the question that he – and the audience […]


This is how it’s done. If you take on a worthy cause and through persistence and hard work, you create something of value, the public will turn out in droves to support you. Wakefield’s World War II Memorial Committee could teach the “Occupy” organizers a thing or two. About a thousand people packed Veterans’ Memorial […]


A grateful town paid tribute to its veterans on Friday, especially those who fought in World War II, as a huge crowd packed Veterans’ Memorial Common for the unveiling and dedication of the new granite World War II Monument. The Veterans’ Day crowd, which some estimated at more than 1,000, included World War II veterans […]


Memorialize a veteran With Veterans’ Day approaching, Wakefield Selectman John Encarnacao wanted to remind people that they have available to them a unique and permanent way to memorialize the veterans in their family – by contributing for a memorial paver for the “Veterans’ Walk of Remembrance,” which will encircle the new World War II Memorial […]


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 […]


I’ve been thinking about World War II a lot lately. I guess it’s a combination of things. Certainly the ongoing effort to raise the funds to replace the crumbling World War II Monument in my hometown of Wakefield, Massachusetts has served as a consistent reminder. The new granite memorial will be built on the same […]


Veterans Day 2009 in Wakefield, Massachusetts As featured speaker at yesterday’s Veterans’ Day exercises, US Army veteran Sam Stella delivered his remarks in an auditorium lined with the photographs of Wakefield soldiers who died in battles fought in distant places long ago. He focused his comments on the roles that United States servicemen and women […]


“It is our obligation and responsibility to remember and honor those who have served in our armed forces,” Colonel John B. Encarnacao said at yesterday’s Veterans’ Day observance. “We literally owe them our lives and the freedom of our country.” Wakefield’s Veterans’ Day ceremonies got underway at 11 a.m. in the Galvin Middle School auditorium […]