Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Bill Carr served as grand marshal of Westborough's Veterans Day observance.
The "ultimate sacrifice" is "all about love," the grand marshal of Westborough's 2012 Veterans Day observance said Monday. For young men and women 17 to 30 "never to have the opportunity to fall in love with a lovely girl or a handsome man is probably one of the greatest sacrifices ever known," United States Marine and Marine Corps reservist Bill Carr said in front of Westborough's World War I, World War II, Korean War and Gulf War memorials at the Forbes Municipal Building. "And never, also, helping somebody else, by going to a nursing home, or rubbing a shoulder of a person who is sick, to cheer them up. To be able to do that, probably those two things, would be the ultimate sacrifice." Carr said a classmate at Worcester State University…
Ceremonies at sites throughout town draw crowds.
Westborough residents paused at four honored locations Monday morning to reflect on servicemen and women past and present. The town's Veterans Day observance included wreath ceremonies at Pine Grove Cemetery; the Vietnam Memorial; and the World War I, World War II, Korean War and Gulf War memorials. Veterans Agent/Director of Veterans Services George Perry III thanked the veterans at each stop. "It's been a great, great Veterans Day," Perry said. At Pine Grove, state Rep. Carolyn Dykema (D-Holliston) said that “many of us take Veterans Day as a time of reflection." “I remember being a student, a young student in France, walking around Paris and being approached by a French stranger who had heard us speaking English, and just was expressing…
Monday, November 12, 2012
Explore these resources for veterans in Westborough.
Each morning, Westborough Patch presents “5 Things You Need to Know,” a collection of announcements, events, reminders and odd little ditties to help you organize your day. What will you be doing today? Here are five things you should know on this Veterans Day: 1. Information about Westborough's Department of Veterans Services is found here. 2. The Westborough Veterans Advisory Board consists of George Perry III, Ken Ferrera, Howard Fay, George Miller and Don Sunstrom. 3. Today's Veterans Day schedule can be found here. 4. Westborough VFW Post 9013's Facebook page can be found here. 5. Check out Westborough Patch's coverage of Friday's Honor Our Veterans luncheon at the Westborough Senior Center.
As the country observes Veterans Day today, let's share stories and thoughts about the veterans in our lives.
Veterans Day, which marks the anniversary of the end of World War I, honors all veterans, alive and dead. Maybe you have today off from work. Maybe you don't. Either way, we encourage you to take a few moments to help us honor local veterans. Westborough Patch, as a meeting place for community information and conversation, has a blogging platform that we'd love to see filled today and this week with stories about or tributes to the veteran(s) in your lives. To share a story about a veteran in our local voices section, click here. Or, add a comment to the end of this article. I used our blogging platform last month to pay tribute to my 89-year-old grandfather, Armand Descoteau: a World War II veteran who recently received France's highest …
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Monday, November 12, 2012
Here's a quick round-up of what's open and closed in Westborough today:
Saturday, November 10, 2012
The annual Honor Our Veterans luncheon was held Friday.
Although the nation will have its soldiers in its thoughts this Monday, people had reason to do so this past Tuesday as well, Westborough Council on Aging Executive Director Alma DeManche says. “This past week, we were able to go do something that we take for granted. We were all able to go to the polls, cast a vote, didn’t have to tell anybody who we voted for unless we wanted to. There were no soldiers with guns standing outside the polls. And we were able to elect the president who will lead our country,” DeManche said Friday during the annual Honor Our Veterans luncheon at the Westborough Senior Center. “No matter which side of that you’re on, that’s something that we need to actually not take for granted. And by virtue of the fact …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Local businesses salute our service men and women with special deals year-round, as well as on Veterans Day. Know of a deal missing? Add it in the comments.
A number of local businesses are saluting veterans, military service men and women, and their families this Veterans Day by offering local discounts, specials and promotions. Veterans Day is this Sunday, Nov. 11, though it is observed as a federal holiday on Monday, Nov. 12. Here's a guide to specials in the area. Two important notes: Free food: Store discounts: Free activities:
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The events will be held Monday morning.
Westborough will observe Veterans Day on Monday with a two-hour program, according to the town's website. The schedule starts at 9 a.m., with coffee and donuts at VFW Post 9013. A ceremony at Pine Grove Cemetery starts at 9:30 a.m. The complete schedule is here.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
World War II veteran James Zographos and Marine reservist William Carr will serve the roles.
World War II veteran James Zographos and Marine reservist William Carr will serve as grand marshals of Westborough's 2012 Veterans Day observance, town veterans officials said Tuesday. Zographos, a Turnpike Road resident, served in the Army Air Force during the Second World War, officials said in a press release. He was "a bombardier who was involved in the Central Europe air offensive in northern France, Ardennes, the Rhineland, and Normandy," and received six Oak Leaf Clusters; the Distinguished Flying Cross; the European, African, and Middle East Theater Medals; six Bronze Stars; and a Purple Heart Air Medal, veterans officials said. Zographos was honorably discharged as a first lieutenant. Carr, a Robin Road resident, is a veteran of …
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Reunion photos, town veterans and a poll on Westborough’s most dangerous intersection are among the top stories.
1. On Saturday, Nov. 5, Westborough High School class of 1976 held its 35th high school reunion at The Grafton Inn. Westborough Patch posted the story and photos from the event. 2. Westborough Youth and Family Services and The Rotary Club of Westborough, with the help of Westborough Girl Scouts, set up the annual free Holiday Store on Monday, Nov. 7. Families in need can make an appointment with WYFS to choose gifts for the holidays. 3. Where do you think is the most dangerous intersection in Westborough? Our poll has already generated over 100 votes and readers have nominated additional locations, too. Be sure to get your vote in and tell us which intersection in town you find to be the most dangerous. 4. Now that money is available for a…