Wednesday, November 14, 2012
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Dear Editor, I would like to thank The Chairman of the Board of Selectmen Michael Newhouse for running the Veterans Day Ceremonies this past Sunday. It was a wonderful tribute to the brave men and women that have served our country in the Military. It was a beautiful day and as usual the Town of Wilmington turned out to show their respect. The Wilmington High School Band, Police and Fire Honor Guards were there as well as the 344th MP Co's Honor Guard did a great job. The 344th MP Co. is scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan in April of next year. Thank you to all involved in making Veterans' Day such a nice tribute to Wilmington's' Veterans. I am extremely proud to be the Veterans' Service Officer of such a proud and passionate town when it …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
It's the job of parents to teach their children to thank members of the armed forces for their service.
As moms we all know how much we have to be thankful for. Our children’s health, a safe community to live in, a school system where students can learn and grow all top most moms’ lists. What we don’t always think about, however, is why all of these things are possible. As moms we work hard to drill the words “Thank You” into our children’s’ heads but, alas, we often forget to use it ourselves. We don’t always think about how lucky we are to have our freedom and to live in a nation where we can raise our children with confidence that they, too, will always be free. Simply put, we don’t always take the time to look around us and acknowledge the men and women who have fought and continue to fight for our freedom. One of the most important …
Wilmington Veteran's Agent Lou Cimaglia packed packages and was on the field prior to Sunday's New England Patriots game versus the Buffalo Bills.
Given that it was Veterans Day, it was only fitting that Lou Cimaglia spent Sunday with the Patriots. The Wilmington Veteran's Agent was on hand at Gillette Stadium to help pack boxes for troops overseas before the team's game versus the New England Patriots. Just before kickoff, he was also on the field to help stretch a giant American Flag across the field. Be sure to check out Wilmington Patch's coverage of the town's Veterans Day ceremony, including photos from the day and video as well.
Monday, November 12, 2012
A variety of speakers gave their thanks to members of the armed forces, past and present.
A variety of speakers stepped to the microphone on Sunday morning to honor members of the armed services on Veterans Day. Among the speakers were Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr, State Representative Jim Miceli, Town Manager Jeff Hull and Board of Selectmen chairman Mike Newhouse, who emceed the event.
Residents flocked to Town Common to celebrate Veterans Day. You can upload your own photos from the day directly onto this gallery.
Town officials and residents crowded on Town Common Sunday for Wilmington's annual Veterans Day ceremonies. Were you at the ceremony? Upload your photos directly to this gallery to share with your fellow residents. We'll also have video coverage from the day at 4 p.m.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
The town will hold its annual ceremony at 11 a.m. on Sunday with help from local members of the armed forces.
Residents are encouraged to thank members of the armed forces for their service on a daily basis. On Sunday, Wilmington will have the perfect opportunity to do just that. The town holds its annual Veterans Day ceremony on Town Common Sunday at 11 a.m., including a variety of speakers and several groups of the military represented. “The crowd we get is the best part,” said Veteran’s Agent Lou Cimaglia. “Over the past seven or eight years, the crowds have grown bigger every time. It means a lot to see a Town Common full of people who took the time out of their day to thank the veterans. That means a lot to me.” While Cimaglia is normally the emcee for the event, this year he won’t be able to attend. Cimaglia will be representing Local Heroes…
Local businesses salute our service men and women with special deals year-round as well as on Veterans Day.
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. Two notes before jumping in: So without further delay, here's a look at some of those deals that can be found in Wilmington. For military service men and women only: Is there another Veterans Day discount that we don't know about? Let us know in the comments section below. And from Patch, we'd like to send a big thank you for your service to the men and women of the United States armed forces. Happy Veterans Day!
Friday, November 9, 2012
The Wilmington business will offer free car washes for veterans on Sunday.
Wilmington's King Triton Car Care Center is continuing its annual tradition on Sunday. In honor of Veterans Day, the Main Street business will offer free car washes for veterans on Sunday for a ninth consecutive year. “I don’t know of many other places that give something away for absolutely free on any day,” said general manager Anthony Freniere leading up to last year's event. “We live in a different world now and we feel like members of the military don’t get a fair share of the thanks that they used to.” Veterans can come to the car wash on Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to receive their free service. Wilmington's annual Veterans Day ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. on Sunday on Town Common. Check back with Wilmington Patch for …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
On Wednesday night, the Wilmington non-profit packed its 16,000th box to send to troops overseas.
Veterans Day is still a few days away. But on Wednesday, one group of Wilmington residents found a way to thank troops for their service, just as they do every week at the same time. Local Heroes, which celebrated its eighth anniversary on November 3, packed its 16,000th package on Wednesday night during their weekly trip to Knights of Columbus to pack boxes for troops serving overseas. For Local Heroes founder Lou Cimaglia, there is just one word to describe the milestone. “Humbling,” said Cimaglia. “It’s been an amazing show of support. It’s been an amazing show of support. For the residents of Wilmington and us to do what we do every week for eight years, and to hit 16,000 all in one week, it’s a great experience.” One of the most …
Friday, November 11, 2011
Check back Monday for complete coverage.
Wilmington honored current and past members of the United States Armed Forces on Friday morning with a ceremony on Town Common that featured appearances from Rep. James Miceli and Senator Bruce Tarr. For complete photo and video coverage of the event, check back first thing Monday morning on Wilmington Patch.