SOUTH BOSTON — 2,500 guests attended the 244th birthday of the US Marine Corps at a special lunch held by the Semper Fidelis Society Boston at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Among those on hand to help in the celebration were US Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer, Admiral Mike Gilday, chief of naval operations, and General David H. Berger, the 38th commandant of the US Marine Corps. The luncheon also included a…

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Re-posting this in recognition of Veterans Day. This holiday is important to us at BillBrettBoston.com because of those who served and ensured our rights to publish and so many other freedoms. (Originally posted on September 16, 2019) SOUTH BOSTON — Retired US Marine Corps General John F. Kelly gave the keynote address at Sunday’s rededication ceremony for the Vietnam War memorial in South Boston that honors the lives of the 25 troops who lost their…

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SEAPORT — 400 guests attended the 17th annual “Leave No One Behind Gala” to benefit the New England Center and Home for Veterans, which was held on November 1, 2019 at the Seaport World Trade Center. The evening’s emcee was NBC10/NECN anchor Latoyia Edwards and Jim Fagan served as auctioneer. Leave No One Behind is the signature fundraising event to support the many programs and services at the New England Center and Home for Veterans…

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HINGHAM — More than 700 guests attended the 25th annual FoodFest benefit for Father Bill’s and MainSpring at the Hingham Shipyard. The event, held on July 30, 2019, featured dishes from South Shore restaurants and raised more than $350,000 to help fight homelessness in the area — including the construction of 10 houses in Randolph for homeless veterans. Photos by Bill Brett

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CEDAR GROVE — Several hundred people were in attendance on Monday morning for the Memorial Day service at Cedar Grove Cemetery. The featured speaker was Brigadier General John J. Driscoll, commander of the Massachusetts Army National Guard, whose remarks followed the procession of veterans and musical units from the John P. McKeon Post on Hilltop Street. Leading the way was the Boston Fire Department Honor Guard and the Greater Boston Firefighters Pipe & Drums. Boston…

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