Thursday, December 2, 2010
iPods for Veterans hands out more iPods to wounded vets in D.C. and in-state.
Stepping off a 10 and-a-half-hour bus-ride from Washington, D.C. at 2:00 a.m. would make anyone more than exhausted; but five, very dedicated, men who help make up the iPods for Veterans group could not have been in higher spirits this last Tuesday. "There's nothing like this," said U.S. Air Force veteran Paul Cardello, organizer of the trip and co-host of WCTV's Sports Forum. "There's nothing better than this." Cardello and his co-host Wayne Fox, camera and sound guys Ron Buccheri and Don Leard, and Post Commander of the Billerica Veterans of Foreign Wars John Parker spent their entire Thanksgiving weekend in the nation's capital handing out iPod Shuffles and 300 magazines to wounded veterans – and they can't wait to do it again this …
Thursday, November 18, 2010
A group of local veterans make another trip to D.C. to hand out iPod Shuffles to wounded servicemen.
Local veterans are making another trip down to Washington, D.C. over the Thanksgiving holiday to give wounded servicemen iPods Shuffles. The group will be visiting Walter Reed Army Medical Center in D.C. and then traveling on to National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. They are in need of more donations, however, to reach their 80-Shuffle goal. "We got 59 Shuffles right now, still another 21 to go," said Paul Cardello, co-host of WCTV Sports Forum and organizer of the trips. "Apple has denied all our requests to help out." Last October, Cardello and Veteran's Agent Louis Cimaglia organized a bus trip for a group of around 50 local war veterans to visit the memorials in Washington, D.C. The trip was videotaped by WCTV cameramen …
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Our launch week brought you loads of news on Veterans Day and sports, charitable and entertaining events and more.
This was our launch week and we went "live" on one of the most treasured (and busy) holidays in Wilmington–Veterans Day. We wanted to give you great, visual, coverage of the actual Veterans Day ceremony and exhibit down on the town common, and showcase the Wilmington High School band that was bigger and better than ever. But we also wanted to highlight veterans in our community, like the many veterans who continue their public service after (or during) their military service as firefighters. In addition, we also spotlighted the great work the Local Heroes, Inc. organization has done, and continues to do, for the troops by visiting them for their six-year anniversary meeting, where over 100 boxes were packaged up with …
Friday, November 12, 2010
In honor of Veterans Day, the town museum and historical commission held an exhibit at the July 4th headquarters.
While a record crowd was gathering on the town common, some were sprinkling in to the Fourth of July Headquarters for the Town Museum's Veterans Day exhibit.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
This year's crowd was around 100-people strong.
This year's Veterans Day ceremony drew a record crowd of people to the town common–around 100 residents, veterans, town officials, community leaders and families. "The public is coming out more," said Louis Cimaglia, Veteran's Agent for the town and Board of Selectmen chairman, who sported a POW/MIA tie. "These passed few years it's been getting bigger and bigger." The Wilmington Police led the ceremonial walk around the town common veteran memorial as members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Board of Selectmen, town leaders, state officials and the Boy Scouts followed. The Wilmington High School band played the National Anthem as the flag was raised into the sunny sky. Cimaglia, himself a veteran, led the ceremony from …
Wilmington's Veterans Day Ceremony at the town common drew a record crowd
Around 100 residents, veterans, town officials, community leaders and local families showed up to support the troops this morning at the town common.