Legion Post 47 Remembers 9/11

Under a dreary sky, perhaps apropos on such an auspicious occasion, Holliston’s American Legion Post 47 conducted a modified 9/11 remembrance and presentation to Holliston’s first responders.

Post Commander Stephen Bradford worked with Town officials and public health and safety officials to plan an observance that continued the Post’s 11-year tradition and met COVID guidelines.

Back Row (L-R) Select Board Clerk, Ben Sparrell, Town Administrator, Travis Ahern, Fire Chief, Michael Cassidy, HPD Lt., George Leurini, HPD Lt., Chad Thompson Front Row (L-R) Post 47 Adjutant, Walter McGrath, Post 47 Commander, Stephen Bradford

Commander Bradford began the observance with a moment of silence to reflect on those whose lives were ended and those whose lives were forever changed.

Commander Bradford presents Chief Cassidy with a donation from Post 47 to HFD

Chief Cassidy thanks Post 47 for its donation and shares the names of this year’s HFD members who went above and beyond during an early morning house fire – Captain John Gagnon, Lieutenant Michael Gulla, and Firefighter Daniel Lamme.
Commander Bradford presents Lieutenants Leurini and Thompson with a donation from Post 47 to HPD.
Lieutenant Leurini thanked Post 47 for the donation and acknowledged SGT Matt Waugh and Officer Charles Grace for their heroic efforts to rescue victims of the early morning house fire referenced by Chief Cassidy.
Lieutenant Thompson cited SGT John Remkus and Officer Hannah Ciavarra for their efforts during a motor vehicle stop that resulted in drug and firearms charges.

The Town Hall flag at half-staff calls us, as in Commander Bradford’s closing, to REMEMBER.

Chris Cain

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