Wallingford, CT, November 13, 2013………On Monday, November 11, a very moving Veterans Day event was held at Masonicare Health Center to recognize the many residents who are veterans and sacrificed so much for our country. The program was coordinated by Marie Lakota of the Health Center’s Recreation Department, with Masonicare Health Center employees Katie Keough singing patriotic songs and Betsy Fine accompanying her on the piano. Members of the Masonic Fraternity worked with Marie, including Bill Greene, Col. John Lawlor, Gary Post, Richard Eppler, and James Vander Eyk. Health Center resident and veteran Tom Lawlor and State Representative and volunteer Alfred Adinolfi also assisted with the program.
The various presenters explored the history of the “stars and stripes” and used world maps as visuals to discuss the various wars. Individual residents were invited to share their personal stories about their own wartime experiences. As everyone who attended agreed, it was a very special afternoon from start to finish and one that will long be remembered.
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