Veterans Day Observances Celebrate Stories and Sacrifices Spanning Generations

Numerous tributes and special events happening throughout the city on Veterans Day offered opportunities to remember and thank those who have served in the Armed Forces, both living and deceased. One such event was the VFW North End Post 144 Veterans Ceremony at Old North’s Memorial Garden. “As long as two comrades survive—so long will Read More…

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Military History Harbor Cruise to Honor U.S. Veterans Nov. 9

The Military History Harbor Cruise returns November 9 for U.S. military veterans and their families. Boston Harbor Now, the nonprofit partner of the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park, has announced it will partner with the Arbella Insurance Foundation for the seventh consecutive year to sponsor this special cruise that honors veterans and active Read More…

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Veterans Plaque Unveiling at Old North Memorial Garden [Photos]

Two new plaques were unveiled at the Iraq-Afghanistan Memorial on Saturday at the Old North Memorial Garden. One plaque describes the dog tags as representing each American serviceperson who lost their life in the wars (the count currently stands at 6,970). The second plaque, a bronze poppy wreath, honors service persons from the British Commonwealth Read More…


Mayor’s Column: Thanking Veterans Today, and Every Day

By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Every year on November 11th, we remember the armistice, signed on November 11th, 1918, that ended the First World War. One hundred years later, it can be easy to forget why we celebrate this day of all days, as the living memory of that war fades. The fact is, thousands Read More…

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Photo Gallery: North End VFW Post 144 Memorial Day Procession

VFW Post 144 held their annual Memorial Day ceremonies in the North End. A Mass was held at St. Leonard Church followed by a procession on Hanover Street to the memorials on the Prado and the military dog tag display outside Old North Church. Photos by Michele Morgan.

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Military History Harbor Cruise Honors U.S. Veterans and Their Families

Boston Harbor Now, nonprofit partner of the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park, is proud to announce that they will once again partner with the Arbella Insurance Foundation to sponsor a Military History Harbor Cruise for U.S. military veterans and their families. This special cruise honors our veterans and active military by highlighting the Read More…


Friends of the North End Commemorated with 50th Year Vietnam Veteran Pins

The Friends of the North End recently celebrated its 44th annual reunion. At the gathering Bob Chiota, a former North Ender and retired US Army Lieutenant Colonel, presented a 50th year commemorative pin inscribed with “a grateful nation honors you” to his North End Vietnam comrades. Pictured from left to right are Richard Sinopoli, Ronald Read More…

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Citywide Crowd Attends First Memorial Day Remembrance Concert at Christopher Columbus Park [Photos]

A large citywide crowd came out on Memorial Day 2013 for a new tradition at the North End Waterfront’s Christopher Columbus Park, honoring America’s soldiers that have paid the ultimate price. Officially known as “Remembrance 2013: A Musical Tribute to Our Fallen Heroes,” the concert replaces a Memorial Day observance previously held at McGillivray Park Read More…

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Neighborhood News & Views: Memorial Day 2013

Neighborhood View of the Day: The Memorial Garden at Old North has one dog tag for each American service member who has died in Iraq or Afghanistan. North End / Waterfront Events on the Calendar: This year’s Memorial Day remembrance tribute concert will be on Monday, May 27, 2013 at Christopher Columbus Park starting at Read More…

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Seeking Italian-American War Veterans Who Fought in Italy During World War II

I’m Marco Curti, I’m 30 years old and I work as a researcher and documentarist for different TV production companies based in Rome. Last year I have worked as a footage and stories researcher for these projects: (see clip below) And now I’m in NYC and I’m making a documentary about Italian-Americans who Read More…