Decorated Army General Speaks About Significance of Memorial Day Following Annual Parade Saltonstall Park – For the first time in a long time, the rain held off for this year’s Memorial Day Parade here in Watertown. It was still a little chilly for the unofficial start to summer, but Watertown residents lined the streets for […]
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Watertown Organization that Sends Care Packages to Troops Struggling Due to Rising Postage Costs Shutt Detachment Marine Corps League – Operation American Soldier has been sending care packages to soldiers serving overseas for the past 15 years. The care packages include things like socks, magazines, snacks, and many other important items. However, this organization is […]
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Watertown Veterans Commemorate 76th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Watertown Square Docks – Watertown Veterans Services Officer Mark Comeiro led a ceremony on Thursday, December 7 to honor the 76th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor. Representatives from the Shutt Detachment Marine Corps League and Amvets Post 41 were joined by other local veterans, community […]
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Watertown Holds First Flag Retirement Ceremony Ridgelawn Cemetery – Dozens of flags, including a flag recently removed from in front of Town Hall, were burned on June 14 as part of Watertown’s first-ever flag retirement ceremony. Watertown Veterans, town and state officials, and the public gathered at Ridgelawn Cemetery on Flag Day to witness the […]
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Veterans, Volunteers Plant Flags at Watertown Cemeteries in Honor of Memorial Day Ridgelawn Cemetery – To kickoff Watertown’s Memorial Day activities, dozens of volunteers were joined by local Veterans at Watertown cemeteries on Wednesday night to plant flags at fallen Veteran grave sites. Participants met at Ridgelawn Cemetery and dispersed to many of the other […]
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Medical Marijuana, CPA, Veterans Benefits Topics of Town Council Meeting Town Hall – At the Feb. 14 Town Council meeting, the prospect of Watertown being the site of a medical marijuana dispensary was further discussed by town officials. Additionally, Veterans Services Officer Mark Comeiro detailed new benefits for local veterans and Councilor Ken Woodland criticized […]
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Watertown Commemorates 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Charles River Dock – “December 7th, 1941 – a day which will live in infamy.” Yesterday marks 75 years since president Franklin Delano Roosevelt spoke those words following the bombing of of the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The attack, which claimed over two-thousand and four […]
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Current, Former Watertown Veterans Honored at Annual Veterans Day Breakfast Pvt. Charles J. Shutt Detachment – Town officials joined current and former Watertown veterans and their families at the Pvt. Charles J. Shutt Detachment’s annual Veterans Day Breakfast on Friday, November 11th. The event featured speeches by Watertown High School junior Jeremy Ornstein and retired […]
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New England Charity Providing Veterans with Once in a Lifetime Experience Logan Airport – On September 18th, over 60 Veterans from around New England boarded a plane to Washington D.C so they could spend the day visiting the various war memorials in the nation’s capital. The endeavor comes courtesy of Honor Flight New England, an […]
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Fallen Local Veteran Honored Palfrey/Forrest Sts. – Pvt. Dominic J. Russo, a Watertown native, was honored posthumously in a ceremony outside his childhood home, at the corner of Palfrey and Forrest Streets. Russo was killed in action in September of 1942 while serving in World War II. During the ceremony, the intersection of Forrest and […]
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