|Scituate American Legion Post 144.||Great crowds in Scituate Harbor|
|Scituate American Legion Post 144.||Great crowds in Scituate Harbor|
|Kevin Walsh placing a wreath.||Commander Badore salutes a wreather layer.
|Wreaths ready for placement.
The Scituate football team and cheerleaders helped unload the truck and put the bows on.
|Graves look very festive!|
|Many people visited their relatives graves.||A wreath was thrown into the North River for Sgt. Michael Kelley by his family.
Michael died in Afghanistan in June 8, 2005. The bridge is named after him.
|Thanks to Courtney and Stephanie for providing this party!||they provided great food!|
|Post rifle squad.||Chaplain Grossman offers a benediction while Commander Badore and Vice Commander Walsh look on.
|Vice Commander Walsh performs the POW/MIA ceremony.||Post Adjutant/Historian Callahan gives a speech on the history of Veterans day.|
|Scituate Selectman John Danehey gives a speech to us.||Member Bob Harkins recites the poem Flanders Field.|
|Good turn out. Our oldest lady veteran is shown here.||Honoring are lady members|
|Marching down Central Ave at the front of the parade>||Left to right: Peter Burrows, Kevein Walsh, Frank Nash, Dennis Badore, Robert Harkins, and Bob Callahan.
|Thanks for the fun!!||Oh the happy meals!|
|Left to right: Dennis Badore, Kevin Walsh, Bob Callahan, Jack Gill, Steve Litchfield, Peter Burrows,Frank Nash,
and taking the picture Fred Dorr.
|Turning onto First Parish Rd at the Common.|
|Thanks to Keith Walo for once again pulling our float.||Going through the Harbor.|
|It was so cold some of us had little heaters.||Steve out front, Fred, Peter, and Jack
back line Bob, Keven, Frank & Dennis.
|Navy veteran Bob Harkins rendering a salute while Ben Morgan played taps.
Rifle squad: Bob Callahan, Frank Nash, Anita King.
|Abigail Hilditch singing our National Anthem. Great Job!|
|Very good crowd this year||as in the past.|
|Conor Knapp reading a Veterans Day citation from Govenor Baker.||Bob Harkins and Commander Badore performing the MIA/POW ceremony.|
|Board of Selectman Chairwoman Maura Curran speaking to those assembled.||State Rep. Joan Meschino|
|Anita King leading us in the Pledge of Allegance||Comfort dog, Obadiah with his handlers. On the left is Ret. Navy Cmdr. Jim Hunt|
|Post 144 marching in the 2017 Memorial Day parade with Steve Litchfield out front carrying the colors.||Member of Post 144 marching on First Parish Road. Bob Callahan Waving, next to him is Dennis Badore and then Bob Harkins.
Second row is Frank Nash, Wayne Ross in the wheelchair and Kevin Waqlsh.
|Rifle squad redering a salute. Left to right Bob Harkins, Kevin Walsh, Dennis Badore, Bob Callahan and
the squad leader Al Bonney.
|Here you can see Chief Paul Crowell and another veteran. In the back is decorated Vietnam veteran Jerry Barnhouse.|
|View of stage with the honorable participants.||Ceremony at Cudworth Veterans Cemetery.|
|Dennis Badore carrying the colors, Kevin Walsh carrying US Navy, Bob Callahan carrying US Marine Corps, and
Frank Nash carrying the US Army flag.
|Army surplus vehicle provided by the Scituate PD for carrying members who can't march. Seen on the truck is Commander Covell,
Al Bonney, Conley Ford, and in the wheel chair, Wayne Ross.
|Rifle squad firing a salute under the command of Sergeant at Arms, Dennis Badore.||Rifle squad L to R: Dennis Badore, Kevin Walsh, Al Bonney, Bob Callahan, and Frank Nash.|
|Commander Vincent Fountaine giving instructions.||Selectman Martin O'Toole giving an address.|
|Vice Commander Ed Covell placing the MIA/POW wreath.||Singing of the National Anthem.|
|Wreaths placed at veterans graves.||Ceremony at the Sgt. Michael Kelley bridge on Rt. 3A|
|Joan Powers of the DAR making the presentation.||Joan Powers handing a certificate to Kevin Walsh.|
|Recipients L to R:Ed Covell, Dennis Badore, Steve Litchfield, Kevin Walsh, Bob Young, Bob Callahan,
Sis Dowd, and George Ackley.
|Marine Corp Veterans Eleanor Grossman and Sis Dowd cutting the Marine Corp birthday cake.|
|Here comes Scituate Post 144 at the beginning of the parade.||Steve Litchfield out front carrying the Colors and in the back also in the center was Post 144 SAL
Frank Nash carrying the Massachusetts flag. First row behind Steve is Dennis Badore and
Ed Covell, next row back is Bob Callahan and Kevin Walsh, last row is CMDR. Vinny Fountaine
and Past CMDR. Bob Young
|Post 144 getting closer.||Post Historian Bob Callahan barking out a Jody call. "I don't know but I've been told, my girls
got a heart of gold. Sound off! One, Two,Three, Four!
|CMDR. Vinny Fountaine enjoying the day.||Riding the float was Adjutanat John Broadley and 3rd Vice CMDR. Wayne Ross.|
|Excellant venue to hold the officer installation dinner.||New Commander Vinny Fountaine is given the gavel by August Silva.|
|Newly installed officers for the 2015-2016 year.
Left to right: Sergeant at Arms, Dennis Badore; Commander, Vinny Fountaine; 1st Vice CMDR. Ed Covell;
2nd Vice CMDR, Kevin Walsh; 3rd Vice CMDR. , Wayne Ross; Adjutant, John Broadley; Chaplain, Eleanor Grossman;
Historian, Bob Callahan; Judge Advocate, Ron Wheatley; Executive Board member, George Ackley;
Not present, FInance Officer, Steve Litchfield.
|Lined up behind the Sergeant at Arms ready to march to the podium to be sworn in.|
|Selectman Danehey listens as Post Chaplin, Eleno Grossman, reads a prayer
as the wreath for those lost at sea is placed.
|Dennis Badore, the Parade Marshall, with the veterans riding in the float.|
|Getting ready to go.||Here comes the AMerican Legion and VFW.|
|Your left, your left, your left,right left.||Scituate Fire Department Color Guard followed by the Police Color Guard.|
|Rifle Squad at parade rest.||Rifle Squad fires a volley.|
|State Representative Jim Cantwell speaking on the dias.||Town's Girl Scouts and Brownies.|
|Selectman Danehey speaking.|
|Lining up at our position in the parade.||How do you put these flag holders on again?|
|Three sailors and two Army guys.||Get ready gentlemen, we're moving out!|
|Crowds on First Parish Road||Here we come!|
|And there we go!||A little after parade entertainment by Callahan at Peter Burrows daughters house.|
|Led by Commander Youg are veterans Ford, Oslin, Callahan, Broadley, and .
Veteran Walsh at the flag pole.
|A bagpiper plays while wreaths are being laid.|
|Wreaths being distributed to graves.||Gold Star father Joe Kelley about the throw a wreath off the Michael Kelley bridge in honor of his son.|
|Steve Litchfield attending to colors.||A good crowd attended.|
|Jack Ketterer and Andre Farhat performing the POW/MIA ceremony.||Selectman Martin O'Toole addressing the veterans and their guests.|
|Women veterans.||World War Two veterans.|
|Post 144 stepping out celebrating the end of summer.||Post float with veterans.|
|At the Town Marina, Ed Covel, Kevin Walsh, Al Bonney, Ron Wheatley, Eleanor Grossman, George Dunlap,
Dennis Badore, and Conley Ford
|Elenor getting ready to throw out the wreath.|
|Riding out to the wreath laying spot.||Firing a salute!|
|Ready the rifle squad.||At the VFW|
|Group gathering at the Town Hall for the parade.||Group gathering at the Town Hall for the parade.|
|Dennis handing out the flags.||Lt. CMDR English our keynote speaker talking to Al Bonney, Bob Callahan, Steve Litchfield, and Conley Ford.|
|Rifle Squad at Cudworth Veterans cemetery.||Flag bearers.|
|Rifle squad at ease.||Conley Ford and Gold Star father Joe Kelley|
|Steve Litchfield and Bob Callahan getting the float ready on Saturday.||Before the parade started the group lined up for a photo.|
|Turning onto First Parish Rd.||Turning onto First Parish Rd.|
|View from the ranks at the crowds.||Marching down First Parish Rd.|
|Army jeep with 50 cal machine gun.||Army Tank waiting to line up for parade|
|At the end of the parade.||CMDR Covell enjoying the get together.|
|Host Jean Callahan and Kevin Walsh.||Jack Ketterer, Conley Ford, Ellenore Grossman, and Charlene Ketterer|
|Hungry marchers.Ellenore Grossman, Charlene Ketterer, Dennis Badore,Kevin Walsh,
Lorraine Covell, and Jack Ketterer.
|What its all about! Cornbeef, cabbage, and colcannon.|
|Retired Coast Guard veteran, Tom Reilly, placing a wreath.||Retired AirForce veteran, John Broadley, placing a wreath.|
|Navy veteran, Bob Callahan, placing a wreath with SAL Commander, Rich McDonald looking on.||Chaplin Farhat offering a prayer.|
|Gold Star father Joe Kelley speaking while Commander Covel l looks on.||The wreaths are ready to be placed.|
|On a snowy cold December day the wreaths bring Christmas to the cemetery.||1st Vice Commander Callahan is in the spirite!|
|And so is Master at Arms Dennis Badore.||The group enjoying the warmth of friendship and soup at the GAR Hall.|
|State Reprentative, Jim Cantwell, speaking to the girl scouts behind him.||20 year Marine, Sissy Dowd enjoying the day.|
|Navy veteran, Bob Harkins, reading Flanders Field.||Selectman Martin O'Toole speaking.|
|Selectman Chairman, Shawn Harris, speaking.||World War Two veterans in front of the stage.|
|All the Veterans in attendance. World War 2, Korean, Vietnam, and the War on Terrorism.||The Hall with girl scouts in the balcony.|
|Selectman Emeritus, Joe Norton, placing the wreath.||Flag Ceremony before the luncheon.|
|The group was small but the 30 of us had a great time!||Chaplin Ellenor Grossman offers the benediction.|
|August Silva swearing in the duly elected officers.||Presenting Commander Ed Covell, First Vice Cmdr. & Historian Bob Callahan, Exec Member Bob Young, Exec. Member Gary Vitty,
Finance Officer Steve Litchfield, Exec. Member Jack Ketter, Third Vice Keven Walsh,Second Vice Reid Oslin
Judge Advocate Ron Wheatley, and Sergeant-at-Arms Dennis Badore.
|Commander Covell presenting Kaiti Sullivan with a gold Americanism award. Kaiti sang the National Anthem for us on many occaisions.||George Ackerly receiving the Legion Citizenship award from Commander Covell.|
|Dennis Badore receiving the Legion Citizenship award from Commander Covell.||Jerry Barnhouse receiving the Legion Citizenship award from Commander Covell.|
|Bob Callahan receiving the Legion Citizenship award from Commander Covell.||Steve Litchfield receiving the Legion Merit award from Commander Covell.|
|Reid Oslin receiving the Legion Citizenship award from Commander Covell.||Gary Vitty receiving the Legion Citizenship award from Commander Covell.|
|Kevin Walsh receiving the Legion Americanism award from Commander Covell.||Bob Young receiving the Legion Merit award from Commander Covell.|
|Tom Nash receiving the award from Commander Covell.||Jean Callahan being recognised and thanked for her work doing the tables centerpieces.|
|The Sullivan family with Molly and Kaiti.||And last but not least Jack Ketterer was presented with the Legionaire of the Year award and a Honorary Life Membership.|
|Humarock's Engine 4 leading the parade. If I look real hard I can see firefighter Pete Downs.||And now the parade title! They think it is horrible that summer is over!|
|Here come the color guard! Stand and doff your hats.||Steve Litchfield carrying the National Colors, Bob Callahan carrying the Marine Corps flag, Keven Walsh carrying the Navy Flag,
and Ed Covell Carrying the Army flag.
|Dennis Badore was driving and on the float was Wayne Ross and Bob McHugh.||Residents marching in the parade.|
|The Franny Litchfield flag once again flying high above the common.||Post 144 Commander, Ed Covell, greeting the people.|
|Town Administrator, Patricia Vinchesi, addressing town people.||State Rep. Jim Cantwell reading the Declaration of Independance.
There were 114 attendees and 11 Legion members present. It was very hot
and everyone moved the chairs under shade trees.
|Rear Admiral Timothy McGee addressing the crowd.||Keynote speaker General George Casey RET. General Casey was the former Army Chief of Staff.|
|PO Callahan ready to lay the wreath at sea.||Rifle squad firing at laying of the wreath.|
|Lining up for the parade at town hall.||Lt Colonel speaking.|
|This year we had almost all our flags flying!||After the parade a group of us and our wives went
to Jamies in N. Scituate for corned beef and cabbage.
|Small little pizza appetizers.||Commander Covell greeting the attendees.|
|Past Commander Ford offering a few words to the table.||Steve Litchfiled running the Yakee Swap.|
|Cmdr. Covell addressing the participants.||Cmdr. Covell introducing chaplin Grossman.|
|Attendees||Vice Cmdr. Callahan placing the POW/MIA wreath.|
|Rifle Salute||Salute during taps at the Cudworth Cemetery.|
|People placing wreaths at the graves.||The cemetery looks beautiful for the holidays!|
|Waiting for the ceremony to start.Ben Garmen played taps.||There was a full house this year!|
|Retired Navy Cmdr. Bob Young enjoying his meal.||State Rep. Jim Cantwell enjoyed the festivities. He is seated with Jack Ketterer.|
|Cmdr. Covell holding the microphone for Chaplin Grossman's invocation.||Jack Ketterer and Bob Harkins perform the MIA/POW ceremony.|
|Kaiti Sullivan sining the National Anthem.||Past District Cmdr. August Silva speaking.|
|You can see that the meal, by Ellen MacKenzie Caterer, was excellant!||Sitting at the head table were officers and members of Post 144.|
|Laying out the tent tarp and poles.||It was windy and we had a tough time. At one point the whole thing came tumbling down!
Thanks to the skill and knowledge of Steve Litchfield the tent went up and stayed up!
|We finally got it up and started placing the tables and chairs.||Here you can see it set up along with the RC Farms tent that they had to sell their wares.|
|Left to right: Dylan, Phoebe, and Peter of Brown Boar Farms. Peter is also a member of our post.||Just look at these tasty remnants of a 200 lb pig.|
|Yes even the Brown Boar Farm 'Pig Man' came to check things out.||Here you can see people enjoying a nice New England end of summer pig roast.|
|Ringing the bell for each of the fallen.||Flags for the fallen.|
|They had Wally the Green Monster there
and two of the World Series trophies.
|A moment of silence.|
|1ST Vice Callahan waiting for the start.||And they're off!|
|Scituate Legion Post 144 water station.||1st Vice Callahan at the 2.5 mile mark!|
|Commander Covell waiting for the Howitzers to go off.||Howitzers being fired at Pegotty Beach.|
|New officers taking the oath from August Silva.||Presenting the new Post 144 officers.|
|Rich McDonald, of the SAL, receinving and award.||Jerry Barnhouse receiving an award.|
|Steve Litchfield receiving an award.||Vice Commander, Bob Callahan, giving a gift certificut,
to CMDR. Covell for all the work he has done for the Post.
|Commander Ed Covell announcing the presentation.||Bob McHugh presenting the award to Gary.|
|Gary opening the eagle award for his service.
||Everyone had a great time! They even had a nice band playing for us.|
|Before going out to lay the wreath.||Firing a salute at the laying of the wreath.|
|The boys waiting for the p[arade to start. This is at the Town Hall.||Jim Cantwell, our State Representative and good friend.|
|Just about to step off with Scituate's Veterans Agent, Donald Knapp, and Post 144 Commander Ed Covell in front.||Post 144 marching at Contry Way and First Parish Road.|
|Approaching the Common.||Ex Petty Officer Callahan (Post 144 Vice Commander) next
to the 'Fallen Soldier' display he made.
|At the start of the parade by the Lawson Common.||Marching down First Parish Road.|
|Different angle of the color guard.||Driver, Bob Young, pulling the float.|
|Group of wives and veterans on the float.||The crowds on Front Street in the Harbor were huge!|
|Post 144 members Reid Oslin, Steve Litchfield, Bob McHue, and Bob Callahan.
The lady is a member of the Norwell post and an Air Force veteran.
|Hanover Post 149 Commander||Congressional Representative Bill Keating Speaking.|
|During the cocktail hour the group mingled and
caught up on happenings.
|Waiting for the food.|
|CMDR Covell greeting the guests.||Steve Litchfield running the Yankee Swap.|
|More socializing.||It was also Jerry Barnhouse's birthday. Happy birthday Jerry! Only one candle but you get the idea.|
|Rifle Squad: Keven Walsh, Dennis Badore, Bob Callahan, & Bob Harkins.
Gary Vitty was squad leader.
|The National Anthem is sung by Kaitie Sullivan and Ben Garman sounded "Taps". .|
|Commander Covell holds the microphone for Patrick Demateo
who recites the pledge of allegiance.
His brother, Steven Dematteo posted the National Colors
|Bob Harkins recites the poem, Flanders Filed.|
|Joe Kelley shows us the National Guard Award he and his
wife received for the work they have done helping families of soldiers..
|We had a good size crowd attend this ceremony and dinner.|
|A big crowd came and enjoyed the food.||Veteran Peter Burrows of Brown Boar Farm in VT. and
his grandson Aidan prepared the pork.
|Color guard: John Broadley, Bob Callahan, Keven Walsh, Ed Covell &
Steve Litchfield carrying the colors.
|Dennis Badore driving the truck and in the float
Bob McHugh, Gary Vitty, Jack Ketterer, Doris and Marty.
|Marching down Central Ave. towards the center
you can see the flags on the poles that the Post installed.
|Dennis Badore enjoying a cool drink after the parade at the Humarock Beach Assoc clubhouse.|
|Scituate American Legion Post Commander Ed Covell
assembling the flags.
|Fire Chief Rick Judge putting up the flags on Front ST.
What a great guy for doing this!
|SAL member Glenn Doyle and Legion member Steve Litchfield
assembling the stage on Cole Parkway.
|Old Glory flying high over Cole Parkway|
|USCG Captain Nagle with his uncle Jack Ketterer.||Scituate resident Peter Mehegan who
read the Declaration of Independance.
|Flags on the poles looking south on
north end of Front St.
Flags purchased by the American Legion Post
|Flags on the poles looking south at the south end
of Front St.
|Scituate resident, Gen. George Casey Ret. with legion
member Art Dunphy
|General Casey with legionnaire Jack Ketterer & Andre Farhat|
|215th Army Band||Visitors to the event.|
|State Representative Jim Cantwell with General
Sellars of the MA National Guard
|USCG helicopter kicking off the event|
|Zachary Brazao reading Scituate's
Declaration of Independence
|Keynote speaker USCG Captain Bob Whitehouse|
|Post 144 Rifle Squad||A couple of Scituate young ladies
celebrating the 4th.
|Scituate American Legion Color Guard approaching.||Post Commander Covell on the right.|
|Scituate Fire Department Color Guard||Scituate Police Department Color Guard|
|At the town hall parking lot before the parade||Ed Covell, CMDR, Scituate Post 144 American Legion
speaking at Lawson Common.
|Good crowd for an overcast day.||Son of American Legion, Rich McDonald.|
|Rich McDonald at the Oceanside Inn||Jack Gill & Ron Wheatley enjoying the day.|
|Jean Callahan, Mrs. Dunphy, Art Dunphy, and
Steve Litchfield at the BBQ
|The Food was fantastic!|
|Members of Post 144, the SAL, Sons of Union Veterans, and
Sons of Revolutionary War veterans
enjoying the days.
|Another great Memorial Day - Let the summer begin!|
|SAL officers taking the oath.||SAL CMDR. Bob McHugh taking the oath from the Department Vice Commander John Lenotte.|
|SAL CMDR. Bob McHugh being presented an American Legion Certificate of Appreciation by Post 144 CMDR. Ed Covell..||The new Squadron 144 SAL contingent with DVC John Lenotte presenting the SAL their Charter to Commander McHugh. .|
|Sitting down, Jack Ketterer and the McCaffertys.||What a great venue!|
|Wayne, Dennis, and Bob||Lorraine, Dennis, Doris, and Kevin having a good time!|
|Mary Ford being served great tasting food.||Commander Covell thanking everyone for coming.|
|Steve Litchfield explaining the rules.||Jean Callahan making her way back to the table with her selection.|
|Prostrong provided gifts for the ladies.||My wife tells me that these productrs are very good|
Notice the beautiful carving of the eagle by Mr. Kukstis
Mr. Kelley spoke to the idea that Freedon is not Free.
operated by our good friend David Glancy.
The Medal of Honor shown here belongs to Mr. Monti's son
, SFC, Jared Monti, from Raynham.
greeting General Casey.
flying over the Town Common.
Ellenore Grossman a Korean war vet waiting in the back with the wreath.
wreaths on the veterans graves.
wreath into the North River in his memory.
lining up the children.
singing the National Anthem.
the MIA ceremony.
the Founder of the Blue Star Mothers of
Eastern Massachusetts, and a
member of the Board of Directors
of the Homes for Troops program.
and had a great repertoire of music.
BBQ'd chicken beer, softdrinks, and great desserts!
Steve is on the drums and Bob is on the far left playing the guitar.
Bob sang; 50,000 Names on the Wall, Wild Rover, Charlie on the MTA, and Bob Dylans, 'You Ain't Gonig Nowhere'.
Should have come it was a great time!
100+% recruitment pin (2009)
100+% recruitment pin (2009).
to his house the following Monday to present to him the
2009 American Legion Americanism Medal.
|Stephen Litchfield||AL Silver Medal of Merit & Commander's Recruitment Pin (2008)|
|Bob Harkins||AL Bronze Medal of Merit|
|Gary Vitty||AL Bronze Medal of Merit|
|Bob Young||Adjutant's Recruitment Pin (2008)|
and the maker of the memorial, Bob Callahan
a $25 American Express gift card. Jean Callahan got a lottery ticket that won $2.
Thanks to Doris Badore all the ladies got some hand care products.
Soldiers Monument on the Town common.
ceremony held at the Cudworth Veterans cemetery.
on the common.
veterans at the Cudworth Veterans cemetery.
Veterans remembered for the Season.
by launching a wreath off the Route 3A bridge named after Michael.
who hosted a get together, to socialize.
Left to Right: 2nd Vice Commander, Bob Harkins; Sargeant at Arms, Dennis Badore;
Historian, Bob Callahan; Commander, Ed Covell; Mr. & Mrs. Al Bonney,
Town Veteran Agent, Gary Carlo; 3rd Vice Commander, Gary Vitty;
Judge Advocate, Ron Wheatley; and Chaplain, Eleanor Grossman./CENTER>
Left to right: Conley Ford, past commander, Bob Callahan, Post Historian,
Ed Covell, present Commander, State Representative, Jim Cantwell,
Dennis Badore, Post Master at Arms, Jim Wadley, Senior Vice Commander.
thanking the veterans for their service.
|1st Vice Commander||James Wadley|
|2nd Vice Commander||Robert Harkins|
|3rd Vice Commander||Gary Vitty|
|Finance Officer||Stephen Litchfield|
|Sergeant at Arms||Dennis Badore|
|Judge Advocate||Ronald Wheatley|
|Post Historian||Robert Callahan|
|Veterans Service Officer.||Gary Carlo|
Commander award from the new Commander, Ed Covell.
his son's memory who was killed in Afghanistan.
Badore, Carlo, Deneen, and Ketterer.
Vanderstreet, Stanley, Vitty, and Wadley.
|2007 Memorial Day Parade||2007 Post Lobster Bake||Officer Installation - 2006_||August 27th 2006 Lobster Bake_||2006 Veterans Feeding veterans_||Santa Stroll 2006||2007 St. Patricks Day Parade||2007 Officer Installation||2007 Veterans Feeding Veterans|