More than 100 Tewksbury veterans and their spouses were honored Thursday morning with a breakfast at the Senior Center. Director of Veterans Services Lisa Downey put together a very special morning for these veterans. Lisa was assisted by Town Manager Richard Montuori, Assistant Manager Steven Sadwick, Town Clerk Denise Graffeo, Fire Chief Joseph Kearns, Police Chief Ryan Columbus, Jan Conole, Director of the Senior Center and Chair of the Council on Aging Lynn Murphy. Selectperson Mark Kratman was also on hand helping out.
All volunteers made this a fun time for all who attended.
These department heads enjoyed meeting and serving the veterans their eggs, bacon, sausages, home fries, quiche and fruit with a delicious assortment of pastries and donuts. Lisa acknowledged those who contributed to make the breakfast happen: Donna’s Donuts, Blair House, Bayberry at Emerald Court, Aroma Joe’s and of course, the hard-working staff at the Senior Center.
The Swinging Seniors entertained with renditions of military anthems. How very proud these Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Marine veterans stood when their anthem was sung.
For many veterans, it was a great way to meet and connect with other service men and women of Tewksbury and to know they will not be forgotten.
Did you know there is a Veterans Coffee Social the first Tuesday of each month at the Senior Center? If you know of any veteran that might be in need of services, Lisa Downey, Tewksbury’s Veterans Officer, has an office in the Senior Center and can be reached at 978-640-4485.