Thursday, November 15, 2012
Hugh Gardner, a WWII veteran, shared his military experience at the Milton Council on Aging last week.
The Milton Council on Aging held its 12th Annual Veterans Appreciation Luncheon before Veterans Day. WWII veteran Hugh Gardner was the event speaker and Senator Brian A. Joyce was in attendance. According to a release from Joyce’s office Gardner, “discussed his service in more than half a dozen countries as part of the Army Air Forces, and his firsthand experience meeting such figures as General Omar Bradley, British Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, and Supreme Allied Commander Dwight Eisenhower.”
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The Milton Veterans Day Observance was held at Town Hall on Monday.
The Town of Milton celebrated Veterans Day at Town Hall on Monday, November 12, with music, speakers and a flag raising.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The Veterans Day parade in Milton was held Monday, November 12.
Scouts, the Milton High marching band, the Milton Police and Fire Departments and others carried American flags and played patriotic songs along the short route on Milton’s Veterans Day Parade Monday. The rendition of “God Bless America” in the video was played by the Milton High School marching band at Town Hall later during the Veterans Day observance.
Political leaders and veterans were among the speakers at Milton's Veterans Day observance.
The Town of Milton celebrated Veterans Day with an American Legion flag raising, music from the Milton High School chorus and marching band and speeches from veterans and politicians. Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Stanton, U.S. Army, provided the keynote speech on Monday. Stanton, a 1982 graduate of Milton High School, is currently a military professor at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. “I have always taken great pride in being from Milton,” Stanton said from the Baron Hugo Gazebo. Stanton asked those assembled to remember veterans, specifically the men and women who fought in our most recent conflicts. “Let’s not forget those young troops,” said Stanton, pointing out the United States has the most young veterans in the …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Share pictures of local heroes this Veterans Day.
Today is Veterans Day is this Sunday. To honor local veterans, we invite you to share photos of Milton servicemen and women so the whole city can honor those who serve our nation. Just click the green "Submit Your Photos" button above the photos or at the bottom of this article to add yours, along with a caption. Also, leave shoutouts to veterans you know in the comments below. The Town of Milton will celebrate Veterans Day on Monday, November 12, with a Parade from Milton High to Town Hall at 10:30 a.m., followed by a presentation at 11 a.m.
Friday, November 9, 2012
A parade and observance at Town Hall will take place on Monday, November 12.
The Town of Milton will recognize Veterans Day on Monday with a parade and a presentation at Town Hall. The parade, which will feature scouts, veterans, town officials and Legion members, will travel down Canton Avenue from Milton High School to Town Hall. The parade portion of the observance will begin at 10:30 a.m. At Town Hall, Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Stanton, U.S. Army, and U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch will highlight the observance. The Milton High School Chorus and Concert Band will also provide music to the event. Below is the schedule for Monday’s observance. 1. Opening Remarks – J. Thomas Hurley, Chairman of the Board of Selectman 2. Introduction/Comments – Frank Stout 3. Opening Prayer – Rev. Arthur F. Wright, St. Mary’s of the …
Saturday, November 12, 2011
The annual Veterans Day observance was held at Milton Town Hall on Friday morning.
Students, scouts, officials, Milton residents and veterans gathered on the Milton Town Hall green on Friday, November 11, to observe Veterans Day. The annual observance was proceeded by a parade from Milton High School. The event featured music, a flag raising and speeches. Milton resident and Vietnam Veteran James M. Goodwin gave the keynote address. Milton Legion Post 114 Commander Larry Marino was among the officials to speak on Friday. "When you see a vet, pat him on the bacl because he deserves it," Marino told the assembled crowd.
Friday, November 11, 2011
The Milton High School chorus recently performed a medley of military songs at the Milton Council on Aging.
The Milton High School chorus performed this medley of military songs at the Milton Council on Aging's Veterans Luncheon last week. As is tradition at the luncheon, many veterans stood while their branch was represented.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Share a photo or story of the veterans in your life with Patch.
Did you or a loved one serve our country? If so, share your photos and videos with Patch. Whether you or a loved one is serving on the Cape in the Coast Guard or as a soldier in Germany, Patch wants to see your photos and videos, as well as hear your story. Is there a photo showing you serving the veteran community? We want to see that, too. Simply upload your photos clicking the “Submit Your Photos” button above the main image and we will feature it on Veterans Day. Make sure to add a photo credit and a caption, telling us about veteran and that service member's story. You can also embed a YouTube video by pasting a link.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
There will be a pair of noteworthy Veterans Day events in Milton on Thursday and Friday this week.
Milton will honor veterans in a variety of ways this week, on and leading up to, Veterans Day on Friday, November 11. Town officials, members of American Legion Post 114, the Milton Historical Society, Milton High School and many others will participate in a pair of events this week. On Thursday, the Milton Historical Society will commemorate Veterans Day and the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War with a presentation at the Council on Aging. The program, which will begin at 7 p.m., is free and open to the public. Historian Dennis M. Doyle will lead the program, entitled, “Milton in the Civil War,” presenting his research into Milton soldiers. “Charles W. Cook, my great-great grandfather, was a corporal assigned to Company E, 35th Regiment…