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This Old Town – In Their Honor

Peter Kristof, killed in Vietnam (left); Stephen Hinkley, killed in Vietnam.

By Richard DeSorgher
Hometown Weekly Correspondent

The coronavirus may have cancelled the Memorial Day parade, but nothing can cancel the bravery of those who gave their lives for our nation. Medfield certainly has a long...

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Wellesley remembers its veterans

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Thursday in front of the Town War Memorial Site, Wellesley held its Lest We Forget Memorial Day Service in honor of the town citizens that have died fighting for their country. With the Fire and Police honor guards and Wellesley High School band on hand, various representatives...
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Memorial Day Service honors veterans, Denneen

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_33378" align="alignright" width="300"]Ethel Simeone reads “On Flander’s Field”. Ethel Simeone reads “On Flander’s Field”.[/caption] Last Monday afternoon at the Walpole Town Common, veterans, mourners, military vehicles and Walpole High School students gathered to celebrate Memorial Day and honor the Walpole...
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Memorial Day service honors vets’ sacrifice

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_33362" align="alignright" width="300"]Veterans ride aboard the “Mike-1” Jeep during the parade to Needham Town Common. Veterans ride aboard the “Mike-1” Jeep during the parade to Needham Town Common.[/caption] On Monday, May 27, Needham held a variety of services throughout the...
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Dover celebrates Memorial Day

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Each year on the last Monday of May, most towns hold a Memorial Day celebration to honor veterans who have served to protect the United States of America. There are barbecues, a plethora of cemetery visits, and gun salutes to honor all of those brave men and women who...
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This Old Town: The Hero of Medfield

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This Memorial Day, Medfield will again assemble to honor those from this little town who went off to war and gave the ultimate sacrifice to their country. The parade will start behind Town Hall and march to Baxter Park with honor ceremonies, including an address by Navy veteran and Medfield High School class...
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Town Report Committee seeks Dover photos

The Dover Town Report Committee is inviting photography enthusiasts to submit their work for publication consideration in the upcoming 2018 Dover Town Report. The committee seeks photographs that showcase Dover and it's citizens through themes such as nature and wildlife, architectural highlights, sports events, everyday town scenes or events that include Dover Days, summer concerts,...
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Walpole recognizes veterans on town common

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter While Memorial Day is frequently celebrated as the unofficial start of summer, it is critical to take some time out of the long weekend to remember and honor our nation’s veterans. On Memorial Day, a group of community members gathered on town common to pay their respects to the...
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Medfield pays homage at Baxter Park

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter It’s not uncommon to run into a bit of traffic at the junction of routes 109 and 27 in Medfield. While sitting at the intersection, waiting for the light to turn green, many will notice the grassy field and stone memorial on Baxter Park. While they may wonder about...
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Dover pays respects to town’s veterans

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Although Dover is a small town, many of its citizens have served for our country. On May 30, members of the community gathered in front of Town Hall to pay their respects to the men and women of Dover - and from all around the country - who lost...
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Burial locations discovered of unknown soldiers

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On Memorial Day, May 27, 1907, a monument was dedicated at Vine Lake Cemetery to commemorate seven Civil War soldiers who were buried in unknown locations. To the committee who funded the memorial, there were few factual resources available to make a determination with any certainty about their burial sites. Today, communication opportunities and...
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Walpole Veterans Memorial bricks for sale

The Walpole Veterans Memorial is seeking residents who are interested in purchasing a brick at the memorial. Walpole Veterans Memorial is located on the grounds of Walpole VFW Post 5188 on Robbins Rd. It is available for public viewing seven days a week. Memorial consists of engraved veterans bricks, sponsor bricks and a replica of Walpole’s...
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Sunny skies over Dover Memorial Day

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Every day, thousands of cars zip by a pillar in the center of Dover. Atop the pillar, a statue of an eagle stands guard over the sleepy town. Beneath the eagle, a simple inscription: “Erected by the town of Dover in honor of her soldiers.” After a dreary morning that threatened to cast a...
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Walpole honors those who sacrificed

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff The town of Walpole came together last Monday to honor and remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for their country at the annual Memorial Day ceremonies. With a forecast of heavy downpours throughout the morning, the ceremonies were moved indoors, but that did not stop a sizable...
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Home of the brave

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff It looked as though it could have been a scene from a Hollywood funeral. The weather was cool and clammy, with rain alternately spitting and pouring down. Attendees labored to stay dry and comfortable, shielding one another from the elements with umbrellas, raincoats and open arms. A somber feeling...
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Memorial Day at the American Legion

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By Cameron Small Hometown Weekly Intern Due to poor weather, the Memorial Day parade this year was canceled. However, the ceremonies were still conducted at the Beckwith Post 110 American Legion. Poor weather could not stop hundreds of Medfield citizens from cramming inside to honor those who have fallen in the line of duty to...
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Dover, Sherborn set Memorial Day plans

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The towns of Dover and Sherborn will host events on Memorial Day. In Sherborn, the Sherborn 2016 Memorial Day Parade and Dedications will be held on Monday, May 30, at 10:00 a.m. and conclude at 11:30 a.m. All veterans are invited to participate, and all town residents are encouraged to show their support in remembering...
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Sherborn announces Memorial Day details

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The Sherborn 2016 Memorial Day Parade and Dedications will be held on Monday, May 30, at 10:00 a.m. and conclude at 11:30 a.m. All veterans are invited to participate, and all town residents are encouraged to show their support in remembering those who have given their lives in defense of their country. All marchers...
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