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…
Monday, November 14, 2011
Friday's well-attended ceremony featured several speakers.
A large crowd of Wilmington residents came out to Town Common to pay homage to Veterans Day on Friday, participating in a ceremony that included a variety of speakers and members of the United States Armed Forces on hand. Members of the Wilmington High School band, Cub Scouts, Senator Bruce Tarr, Representative James Miceli and Veterans' Agent Louis Cimaglia were among those who honored military members past and present in front of Wilmington residents.
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.
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 …