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.

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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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