City of Quincy: Veteran's Day Parade Ceremony
Sponsors by: Quincy Veterans Service Department
Jimmy Hui, President/Chief Executive Officer at The Jimmy Hui Foundation office is very pleased to announce that City of Quincy will host the Veteran's Day Parade and Ceremonies event begins on Friday, November 11, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. where the parade will be taking place from the intersection of Quincy Avenue and Scammell Street and proceeds to Hancock Street to the Adams Academy.
George F. Nicholson, Director of Quincy Veterans Services and Parade Chairman is in the charge of organizing for the Veteran's Day Parade and Ceremonies to celebrate on Veteran's Day part of the national holiday every month of November here in the City of Quincy.
Veteran's Day is a time of us to remember our friends and family who committed their lives in service to this great nation. Quincy residents have fought in every major conflict in this country's history. We are rightly proud of those men and women who served in the past, and all those who are protecting us against the threat of terrorism today.
Lawrence Norton, a Purple Heart recipient and past commander of the Quincy Veterans Council will be the master of ceremonies.
Mayor Thomas P. Koch, City Councilor President, Veterans Committee Chairwoman & Ward 5 City Councilor Kirsten L. Hughes, Quincy Veterans Services Director George Nicholson and Robert Lewis, Commander of Quincy Veterans Council will deliver their remarks from the Adams Academy podium to greet with the residents, persons with disabilities, citizens and the public on the Veteran's Day ceremony here in the City of Quincy.
Russell Erikson, a decorated World War II pilot from West Quincy will be the guest speaker for the Quincy's Veteran's Day observance. Russell Erikson was a member of the U.S. Army Air Corps, flying a B-24 heavy bomber for 33 missions in Europe during World War II. He received many honors for his service including multiple distinguished flying crosses. Russell lives in the house he built by the Blue Hills in West Quincy.
Vice Chairwoman of School Committee Paul L. Bregoli, Members of the City Councilor, Members of the School Committee and Members of the State Delegations will participate for the Veteran's Day Parade and Ceremonies here in the City of Quincy.
For more information, please contact Quincy Veteran's Services Department at (617) 376-1194 with any questions or concerns about the event.