Sunday, November 20, 2016

A new memorial honoring veterans of the Vietnam War

Will take place at the MWRTA center at 15 Blandin Ave, on Nov 27th at Noon. The group behind this long process are, John MacGillivray, Ed Carr, Jeff Buccacio, Jack Arena, and Warren Griffin. A 9' statue made by Mr. Buccacio, modeled after Nam Vet Curtis Herald, with the help of Carr, MacGillivary, Jack Arena and Warren Griffin. This statue belongs in Cushing Park, but the politics in this Town would have never allowed such a tribute to be placed where other monuments to our war dead are. The names of those who lost their lives in Nam from this area will be on the monument.

Read about it:
http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/20161119/metrowest-vietnam-memorial-to-be-dedicated

6 Comments:

At November 23, 2016 at 9:10 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this information. I had not even heard about this and I am a Vietnam vet myself.

 
At November 23, 2016 at 10:35 AM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

Welcome home Sir

The event is long overdue and is my hope that they will present all Nam Vets the 50th year commemorative pin. A few months ago in Taunton, Secretary Francisco UreƱa
gave the pins to those who showed up. It was a very emotional moment. Even i had tears in my eyes. Spread the word.... I hope you can make it as it's time for this Town to recognize the sacrifices so many made for this county.

 
At November 26, 2016 at 3:17 PM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

Traffic Alert:

BLANDIN AVENUE: Sunday, November 27th from 10:30AM-2:00PM, a detour will be in place during the Vietnam Memorial Unveiling Ceremony. Satellite parking for the event will be at ADESA on Western Avenue. Expect delays.

 
At November 30, 2016 at 4:29 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was there on Sunday, but did not see any Selectmen there. Guess it was not an important enough event for them to bother with. Also did not see the Framingham Veteran's Agent there, but maybe I just missed him.

 
At December 1, 2016 at 7:53 AM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

I agree.. the selectman not being there is shameful, but not to see the VSO there was very disappointing. I had thought that the Veterans Secretary would have come and pinned all the Nam Vets there with the 50th commemorative pin, like they did in Taunton a few months ago. I do think the statue is in a bad spot and it's just a matter of time before it is tagged by some disrespecting teens.

 
At December 1, 2016 at 12:41 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The VSO was there.

 

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