Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Braintree After School Enrichment (or BASE) is a licensed non-profit child care program that was launched by Roselyn Karll in 1985.
Several local veterans spoke with students at Braintree After School Enrichment on Monday, sharing stories about their military experience and their athletic prowess despite disabilities. The veterans were: Shawn Delfino, of Newtonville, a veteran of the Army National Guard who served in Iraq in 2008 and 2009. "So many kids are used to video games," Delfino said. "They think it's just for fun and games." Mike Guilbault, of Attleboro, a veteran of the Air Force and recreation director with the New England Paralyzed Veterans of America. "There's pretty much nothing that you guys can do that we can't do," Guilbault said. Mark Sanders, of Plymouth, a veteran of the U.S. Marines who was injured in Beirut. Charlie Schena, of Plymouth, an Air …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Braintree residents, officials and veterans turned out at East Middle School on Sunday.
CW4 Thomas McNulty, a 28-year military veteran who flew Blackhawks in Afghanistan and graduated from Braintree High School in 1974 headlined Braintree's 2012 Veterans Day Ceremony at East Middle School. McNulty shared a few lessons for students on Sunday, remembered his own school days, and explained what it has been like to be an Army pilot. After a recent return from Afghanistan, McNulty said that two of his fellow soldiers have attempted suicide, and that support at home is vitally important. "This is tough, what we do," he said. "It's tougher when we come home." McNulty, currently the Pilot and Safety Officer at Quonset Point in North Kingstown, RI, also offered thanks to Braintree Veterans Agent Richard Walsh and other officials, …
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Veterans Day is this Sunday, Nov. 11, and Braintree Patch wants to mark the occasion by sharing photos of Braintree's servicemen and women in uniform.
Veterans Day is this Sunday, Nov. 11. To honor local veterans, we invite you to share photos of Braintree servicemen and women so the whole city can honor those who serve our nation. Just click the green "Submit Your Photos" button above the photos or at the bottom of this article to add yours, along with a caption. Also, leave shoutouts to veterans you know in the comments below.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Braintree veterans spoke to students at the high school on Monday.
When Braintree police officer Peter Gillis was in high school, he pictured a military veteran as an "old guy." A decade of National Guard service and two wars later, both his and the country's understanding of veterans has transformed considerably. "Because of what happened in the world, it's changed the whole scope of veterans," Gillis told students in history teacher Rick Flanagan's class at Braintree High School. Gillis, an Iraq War veteran, joined a group of former Braintree service members on Monday who shared stories about their military experience in honor of Veterans Day on Nov. 11. Their service ranged from Korea and Vietnam to the Gulf War and the two most recent forays into the Middle East. Three days after graduating from BHS …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Veterans Day is on Nov. 11, 2012 and it will be celebrated the next day.
The following is from Police Chief Russell Jenkins: Veterans Day Holiday will be celebrated on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. Retail establishments in Braintree will be allowed to open at noontime on Monday Nov. 12. “In years past, various veterans organizations have requested that we not allow stores to open before noontime and we have honored their requests,” Jenkins said. “Veteran’s Day is a day to celebrate our veterans and honor them for their many sacrifices and service to our country and I am happy to continue the Town of Braintree’s long standing tradition of noontime openings. “This is a small sacrifice to make to honor those who have died for our freedom and those who have served or are now serving to protect our great Nation.”
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
The event, on Nov. 12, will feature reproduction items to represent wartime.
In honor of Veterans Day, the Braintree Historical Society is pleased to announce a special one-day living history event providing an intimate look at World War II on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the BHS grounds. Reenactors from both Axis and Allied perspectives will be displaying artifacts and reproduction items representing the lives of soldiers, medical professionals, and civilians during the turbulent mid-twentieth century war, as well as discussing the realities of wartime life. Admission to this special event is free of charge for all active-duty service members and veterans. General admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children, with BHS members also admitted free. The living history displays will be featured on the …