During a recent walk through of the cemeteries in Newbury there was something that was very unsettling. Several grave marker flags were on the ground covered in dirt from vehicles driving on them, and there was also several flags jammed in to trash barrels. This is not acceptable.
Recently we have found the sticks from grave marker flags on the ground next to the flag box. They don’t fit in the box and sometimes if they are forced in the box they get jammed. PROBLEM SOLVED!! Today we added a piece of PVC where people can leave their sticks. We will save these … More Stick Holder for Flag Box!
Located on High Rd in Newbury, Massachusetts. The First Parish Burying Ground is home to several First Settler’s as well as several veterans that have served in wars including American Revolution War, Civil War, World War I and World War II. This project began in the summer of 2015, one year after become the Veteran Grave Officer. … More First Parish Burying Ground, Newbury Ma
A community group, established to assist, provide, and create Town Records with regards to Burying Grounds and Cemeteries within the town. As well as, preservation, protecting and care for historic landmarks. Primarily self-funded, efforts would thrive from support through community outreach, fundraiser events and other activities. Utilizing the State Senior Citizen Tax-Abatement Program, Senior Citizens … More Preserving Newbury
As the Veteran Grave Officer for the Town of Newbury I get approached often by those looking to properly and respectfully retire their flag. It seemed like a growing concerning, or that just more and more people were approaching me. Without any solid answer and response I decided to take matters in my own … More Community Flag Disposal Box
As the Veteran Grave Officer, a position I have been appointed to by the Selectman of Newbury. My duties include placing of flags as well as care, repair and maintaining the veteran graves within the town, at all the cemeteries and burying grounds in Newbury. This year, and years going forward, a couple Senior Citizens … More Veteran Grave Officer Enlisting Help from Senior Citizens
With Comcast Negotiations and Contract Renewal for the Town underway. I hope to bring a Senior Citizen Discount to Newbury for all Comcast Users in Newbury who are Senior Citizens. Looking into this and researching more into it. I feel we can make some sort of offer that works.
People ask me, ‘Out of everything you do, what do you enjoy the most?’. My favorite thing and something I truly enjoy is being the Veteran Grave Officer for the Town of Newbury. The role, as outlined by M.G.L Chapter 115; Section 9, is more then just placing flags for Memorial Day.
A great community Thanksgiving hosted by the Newburyport Lions Club. Serves the community by having meals delivered to residents home who cant make it out or they join us for a massive seat down dinner. This year we had about 90 meals prep for delivery, about 110 residents sat with us and additional meals were … More Lions’ Club Thanksgiving Dinner, Newburyport 2016
Boston Marathon Fundraiser 2013 Months following the event I set up a local fundraiser show to raise funds for the OneFund. The show featured local bands, and pulled support from community. Coin Toss / VIP Treatment The headlining band ended up winning a raffle item prize which was donated by the New England Revolution, the … More Uniting Support for One Fund Boston