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Purple Heart ceremony happens despite COVID

Dana Storrs made sure to mention the people of Lebanon, just days after the large explosion in Beirut.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Last Thursday afternoon, Needham honored the town’s veterans who received the Purple Heart, one day before National Purple Heart Recognition Day....

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Keating, VFW reach out to flag burners

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

The line between protesting and indiscriminate vandalism is blurring with every passing day. After bringing down only statues devoted to Confederate leaders, quickly the razor-sharp focus of statue topplers expanded to include the likes of Christopher Columbus, conquistadors, police chiefs they deemed racist, slave-holding Union...

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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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VFW hosts dinner for paralyzed vets

The Needham Veterans of Foreign Wars, Lt. Manson H. Carter Post 2498, hosted its annual dinner and game night for Boston-area paralyzed veterans at the Post’s building on Junction Street Tuesday. Needham VFW has held this event for more than twenty years.
 Twenty-three paralyzed and disabled veterans from the Brockton VA hospital, accompanied by nurses and...
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Needham VFW hosts Las Vegas Night

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The Needham Veterans of Foreign Wars, Lt. Manson H. Carter Post 2498, hosted its annual Las Vegas Night for Boston-area Paralyzed Veterans at the post’s building on Junction Street on Tuesday, August 23. Fifteen paralyzed veterans from the Brockton VA hospital, accompanied by nurses and volunteer assistants, arrived at the Post building in special...
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