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General (Ret) Frederick Franks Gives Keynote Address at 2012 Lantern Ceremony (Video)

The keynote speaker at the 2012 Lantern Ceremony was General (Ret) Frederick M. Franks, Jr., commander of the VII Corps during Operation Desert Storm. Old North co-sponsored the 2012 Lantern Ceremony with Home Base Program.  The Home Base Program is a collaboration between the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital, serving the needs of returning veterans and their families.

Video Index:

00:00 Introduction by John A. Parrish, MD and Director of the Home Base Program

04:00 Keynote Address: General (Ret) Frederick M. Franks, Jr., commander of the VII Corps during Operation Desert Storm

30:40 Lantern Presentation by Arthur Coviello, Chair of the Old North Foundation and Exec. Chair, RSA, Security Division of EMC

32:55 Because of the Brave, an anthem performed by the Old North Chamber Choir

36:35 Lighting of the Lanterns

Lantern Carriers:
Adilson Dos Anjos – Son of Jessica Dos Anjos & SPC Diclecio Dos Anjos, currently deployed to Afghanistan with Mass. Army National Guard
Lauren Adams – Daughter of Jacqueline Adams & SSG Daniel Adams currently deployed to Afghanistan with Mass. Army National Guard

Lantern Lighting by CPT (P) Charles D. Lewis – U.S. Army, Marie Cicerelle Lewis – U.S. Army Veteran, Daniel H. Connell – U.S. Navy Veteran, Lisa Atherton, V.P. Textron Defense Systems and U.S. Air Force Veteran, Francisco A. Urena – Commissioner of Veterans Services, City of Boston, U.s. Marine Corps Veteran, Capt. Timothy Heitsch – Commander, Base Bosto, U.S. Coast Guard

39:40 Prayers and Benediction – The Rt. Reverend Gayle E. Harris, Bishop Suffragan, Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts

42:45 Recessional – America the Beautiful

46:10 Postlude – 1st Michigan Colonial Fife & Drum Corps

See more from Patriot’s Day and the Lantern Ceremony.

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