Medfield’s Veterans Service Officer Ron Griffin started and has put on a breakfast for veterans on Veterans Day at The Center for several years, and he is kind enough to include the selectmen. This morning Richard and I attended, along with Senator Jim Timilty and Representatives Shawn Dooley and Denise Garlick. Shawn brought along his two young sons, one of whom sat on Shawn’s lap during the speeches.
Ron Griffin arranges for MHS students from the student lead group, Warriors for the Warriors, to act as the servers at the breakfast, and this morning there over 20 student servers, as well as Ron’s colleagues from the Town House, Mike Sullivan and John Naff assisting with the cooking. John brought along his two daughters to help.
It is wonderful for both the veterans and the students that they get to share time together. Ron also has veterans speak to the sixth graders each year.
The above photo of the Veterans breakfast is from last year.
The luminaries for the veterans occurs at sunset this evening at Baxter’s Park, to complete Medfield’s Veterans Day events, thanks to Michelle Doucette.