Friday, November 11, 2011
Festivities slated for 11:11 a.m. on Town Common.
Wilmington has a long history of support for the town’s members of the armed forces. On Friday, that support will be on full display with a Veterans Day ceremony. The town hosts festivities at 11:11 a.m. on Town Common, with several speakers and a short march to the venue from the 4th of July Building parking lot scheduled. A newly formed firing squad will be in uniform and using rifles from the local VFW to perform the volley of three. “Wilmington is second to none when it comes to supporting its veterans,” said Veterans’ Agent Louis Cimaglia. “The support for veterans and those serving overseas is amazing. The crowds we get and the donations we get – the fact that we’ve been able to do Local Heroes for seven years speaks volumes about …
Today is Veterans Day and Wilmington Patch's anniversary.
"Five Things you Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the new feature in the comments section. 1. It looks like after a rainy Thursday, the weather will cooperate for Veterans Day in Wilmington. According to Weather.com, temperatures will reach 51° before the day is out. There is a 30 percent chance of rain, with showers possible in the morning. 2. Friday is Veterans Day, so be sure to thank your fellow residents who put their lives on the line to protect our freedom. Wilmington residents will have the chance to do so in person on Friday. The town holds a Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. on Town Common. 3. If …
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Business has held event for eight years.
It’s the little things that count. On Veterans Day, that’s where King Triton Car Wash comes in. The Main Street business will offer free car washes to veterans on Friday to honor the armed forces for the eighth 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. “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.” There are four locations of King Triton in the area, and all of them will offer the same deal for veterans. Wilmington Veterans Agent Louis Cimaglia said he is impressed by the business’ touching gesture. I think it’s nice that companies like that …
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.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
The high school band revs up for another Veterans Day celebration with honor.
It's Friday afternoon and through the doors of the band room at Wilmington High School some rather untraditional band music fills the halls. The band is practicing songs by the Doors and Lady Gaga, but they'll be putting those songs aside next Thursday. Less than two weeks after their performance in Woburn's Halloween Parade, Wilmington High School's Marching Band plays in a more somber context. They will be meeting Wilmington's veterans on the town common to help remember and appreciate those who have served our country. "It's an honor to be asked to play every year," says Band Director Barbara Mette. At one time there was a yearly Veterans Day parade, but since so many businesses now stay open during the holiday it has become difficult …