The Buckley/O’Neill Families: A Proud Military Tradition

Here at South Boston Today, one of our favorite and most rewarding things is to be able share with our readers the stories about our neighborhood’s veterans – current as well as those who have passed on – and the pride felt by their families, as well as by this community in general. We’ve run […]

Mass Fallen Heroes Road Race and Ruck a Big Success

What a day for a race. That’s what the hundreds of participants were saying as they turned out last Saturday for the Massachusetts Fallen Heroes 5K Road Race and Ruck which was just one of the many events scheduled for this week- ‘Patriot Week’. The weather was perfect. Warm temperatures, light breeze and brilliant sunshine […]

Veterans Say “Thank You”

On behalf of the Veterans, thank-you. Thank you to our neighbors who took the time, on a rainy night, to help us reach our goal in attending open house at the Fitzgerald Post. Thank you to the owners, management and staff at “Lincoln’s” Tavern and “Loco’s Grill” for their kind donation of food, time and […]

SOUTH BOSTON VIETNAM MEMORIAL

  34th ANNIVERSARY SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2015 MASS: 10:30 AM ST. BRIGID CHURCH REDEDICATION CEREMONY: 11:30 AM MEDAL OF HONOR PARK GUEST SPEAKER VIETNAM MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENTS South Boston Vietnam Memorial 34th Anniversary The South Boston Vietnam Memorial Committee extends an invitation to the South Boston Community and friends to attend the Thirty-Fourth Anniversary […]

Fitzgerald Post’s 63rd Memorial Day Service Tuesday Nov 11th

The Thomas F Fitzgerald Post, Number 561, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States will hold its 63nd Annual Veteran’s Day Memorial Service this coming Tuesday, November 11th, Veterans Day. All are invited. Post Adjutant John Dave Falvey has given South Boston Today the order of events. They are as follows: There will be […]

A Veterans Day has a Special Meaning to South Bostonians

Next Monday is Veterans Day. An official federal holiday; it is celebrated all across America with memorials, parades, religious services and family gatherings. Its purpose is of course to remember and honor all of our nation’s military personnel. In 2014, as it is so every year, Veterans Day has a deep and emotional meaning for […]

Senators Forry, Donnelly and Rush Secure Funding for Iraq & Afghanistan Fallen Heroes Memorial

The Massachusetts State Senate continued their tradition of observing Memorial Day with a Veterans Memorial Service. “It was a moving ceremony and each member participated by reading the names of those who passed from their district,” said Senator Linda Dorcena Forry. The service included remarks by Senate President Therese Murray, Massachusetts Secretary of Veterans Services […]

CITY OF BOSTON MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCES

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department have announced Memorial Day observances taking place in City-owned parks and cemeteries. On Thursday, May 22, the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund, a non-profit dedicated to the families of military service personnel from Massachusetts fallen in service to the United States, will host a service […]

Veterans Remembered in ‘America’s Hometown’

Ray Flynn Saturday morning in Dorchester, I listened to Dan Stack, chapter adjutant, at the installation of the Boston officers and members of Disabled American Veterans very articulately, but passionately, make a compelling presentation for timely and decent health care services for our veterans. The Obama administration has come under criticism for the long delays […]

In South Boston, Memorial Day Is Special

What special meaning and significance does the Memorial Day weekend hold for people would probably depend on who you asked. Surely, it signals what many consider the unofficial start to the summer season. Weather permitting, many folks look forward to it as a time to maybe get away for the long weekend on a trip […]