To the Editor:
Happy Memorial Day.
This is a day of remembrance especially for veterans. You will notice the flags at the War Memorial. Each flag is in memory of a Hull service person killed in action (KIA). The names and war are labeled on each of the 24 flags, from the Civil War to Vietnam.
Some of the names you will recognize as families still in Hull, or as street names. Who were these men and how old were they when killed? Where were they killed and how? Did they receive decorations? I can’t image how devastating it must have been for the families, especially the mothers. The yellow ribbons on each flag pole represents a God Star Mother.
These are some of the thoughts I had when preparing each flag. You may have the same thoughts. Please keep our veterans in your thoughts and prayers.
Civil War: Nathaniel R. Hooper, Ansel P. Loring, and John M. Cleverly.
World War I: Thomas Howard, Frank S. Long, Jr., Oscar Smith Mitchell, and William E. Shaw.
World War II: Arnold Halvorsen, Joseph D. McLaughlin, Harold C. Cadish, James W. Newton, John E. Eastman, Charles F. Fitzpatrick, Arnold J. Osmundsen, Richard J. Meade, William P. Porrazzo, James W. Richardson, Henry A. Simmons, Richard A. Tierney, and Donald Vautrinot.
Vietnam: James C. Daigle, Joseph P. Dunn, James E. Sullivan, and Richard M. Seifer.
War Memorial Commission