Last Friday’s Veterans’ Day and the Malden American Legion Post 69 honored Malden veterans at their annual ceremony at Bell Rock Park. Bell Rock Park is just across from the post on Merridan Street in Malden, and veterans, friends, and local police, fire and other organizations took part in the ceremony.
Keynote Speaker Sgt. Major Jim Kelly (retired) with George Sahady and Senior Vice Commander Pat Barkhouse.
Mayor Christenson with members of the Malden City Council, Craig Spadfora, Steven Winslow, Chris Simonelli, School Committee members Rob McCarthy, Jen Spadafora, Adam Weldai and Keith Bernard.
Malden’s Veterans Agent Kevin Jarvis lays out the upcoming events with veterans and the unveiling of a new statue on Memorial Day 2023.
Council President Craig Spadafora addresses the Veteran’s Day assembly.
Mayor Gary Christenson reaffirms the City of Malden’s commitment to the veterans of the community.
Malden’s Bell Rock Park was filled with organizations from around the city, to celebrate Veteran’s Day.
Malden American Legion Auxiliary members, Karen Shipley and Maryanne Smith present the wreath.
Keynote speaker retire Sgt. Major Jim Kelly spoke on Veteran’s Day.
The Boston Irish Pipe and Drum Brigade.
Pastor Gary McClinton with the Benediction.
Troop 603 scout, Brayden Leon salutes during the National Anthem.
Natalja Sticco, a professional opera singer from Malden, performed the National Anthem.
Veteran’s Day organizer and Post Treasurer George Sahady welcomes everyone.
Commander Barry Donovan addresses the crowd at Bell Rock Park.
Malden Police Chief Glenn Cronin and the Honor Guard
Malden Fire Chief Bill Sullivan and the Honor Guard
Malden Fire Dept. Ladder 3 raised the colors of our country high above Bell Rock Park.
Malden Girl Scouts.
Malden Boy Scouts, Troop 603 and Pack 609.
JROTC Cadets from Community Academy of Science and Health in Dorchester posted the colors.