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Veterans share stories at latest breakfast gathering

by | Mar 8, 2022 | Featured

Veterans Breakfast

Among the attendees at Friday’s Veterans Breakfast were (left to right) Bob Chesmore (Navy), Jim Rose (Army and Air Force), Art Brooks (Navy), Mike Boelsen (Army), Bob Letendre (Army), Pat Lynch (Marine Corps) and John Graham (Marine Corps).

On Friday, another successful Veterans Breakfast was hosted at the Hopkinton Senior Center. With support from MetroWest Veterans Services, Dunkin’ and the Hopkinton Garden Club, about four dozen veterans and friends gathered for good chow and camaraderie.

The main theme was hearing about Hopkinton veterans past and present. Exploits of specific Hopkinton veterans of World War II and the Vietnam conflict were examined.

The photo above shows a sampling of veterans who participated in the breakfast discussion. Messrs. Boelsen, Lynch and Graham are holding copies of Yank magazine from 1945. The firsthand commentary of the 1940s contributed to a sharper understanding of what veterans experienced.

Plans are underway for the next Veterans Breakfast on April 1, the first Friday of the month. It is the anniversary of the beach assault on Okinawa, the last big battle of World War II. Two dozen Hopkintonians participated in that battle.

— Recap submitted by Hank Allessio

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