2009 Veterans Day Ceremonies

With heavy rains coming down the call came in Saturday morning to the newsroom, no celebration on the historic Londonderry Town Common this year.  It has been done in the rain before, with the Londonderry Marching Lancers providing a bugler to help in honoring our veterans.

At 9:30 Al Baldasaro the Vice Commander was not sure what was going to happen as they were unable to reach Commander Jim Sievert.  We assured him that people would come to the  hall and even if it were canceled, those that came would be happy to have tried to attend.   At 9:31 we put out a Breaking News alert that it was on and inside at the Hall.

Londonderry Brownies 1178 and Girl Scout troop 862 hammed it up for us as we waited for all the speakers to arrive.  If you can not view the slide show or would like a full screen version visit our Londonderry Hometown Online News Darkroom “Veterans Day Event 2009

After the event reports came back that people were at the common in the torrential downpour waiting for the veterans to march down the road.  A police action in front of Matthew Thornton had some fooled, it looked like the escort for the Veterans.  If you missed the event be sure to play the slide show, and listen in to the speakers that spoke that day.  You will be particularly impressed with USMC, Major Dan Tamburello who gave a great motivational keynote speech.


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  1. Vote -1 Vote +1Cheryl H

    Thanks for posting the photos – the Brownies, Daisies, and Girl Scouts that were there braved the rainy weather and did a great job at the ceremony. Very proud of them!

    Thank you also to the Troop Leaders for teaching the girls about important holidays like this!

    1. Vote -1 Vote +1admin

      Not only that, we noticed at the ceremony that not only were they “there” they were very attentive to the speakers too! Great examples of our Londonderry Youth and Young Adults!

  2. Vote -1 Vote +1Cheryl H

    Absolutely agree with you!
    Thanks again!

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