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Video: Milton Remembers Veterans on Memorial Day

After Monday's Memorial Day Parade, the town hosted its traditional observance of the holiday at Milton Cemetery.

As a long-standing tradition, the Town of Milton invites members of American Legion Post 114, local and state officials and a keynote speaker, to to address the community on Memorial Day.

This year, the tradition carried on with Army Captain Lindsey Elder, Boston University's Army ROTC, Charles River Battalion, giving the headlining speech. Milton resident and World War II Veteran also spoke at this year's event along with Cemetery Trustee Joe Reardon, Post 114 Commander-Elect Larry Marino, Board of Selectmen Chair Robert Sweeney and Rep. Walter F. Timilty among others.

Legion member Frank Stout hosted the 2011 observance and members of the band and mixed chorus provided music for the event.

For photos of the Memorial Day Parade, click .

Jack Laramie June 11, 2012 at 10:11 PM
Hello, My name is Jack Laramie and I was one of the WWII reenactors in the Milton 350th Anniversary this past Saturday. We met many of Milton's WWII veterans; however, there were three that we didn't get the names of. One gentleman was a WWII Marine who fought on both Iwo Jima as well as Okinawa. He stood on the sidewalk across from the Milton Town Hall directly underneath the large American flag which hung from the crane. He wore a red Marine Corps baseball cap. Another Gentleman was about halfway down the parade route on the right side of the road. His neighbors told us that he rode with Patton's army as a member of the 712th Tank Battalion. He sat in a wheelchair on a corner lot and wore his 712th Baseball Cap. Lastly, a man towards the end of the parade at the crest of a hill on the left side of the rode. He sat in a wheel chair and wore an 82nd Airborne baseball cap with a 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment patch on the side. His hearing was bad and he couldn't make out that I was asking his name. All of these gentlemen we gave salutes to and personally shook their hands, thanking them for their contributions and the sacrifices that they and their buddies made to bring peace to the world. If anyone knows their names, please let us know. Thank you, Jack Laramie New England Reenactment Group
Ann June 16, 2012 at 06:13 PM
The name of the veteran who was a menber if the 712th Tank Battalion is Tony D'Arpino.

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