Unveiling the World War II Monument on Veterans’ Day

The unveiling of the World War II monument on the Knoll on Veterans Day was truly one of the most important and moving events I have attended in my years as Mayor. I want to thank our Veterans Advisory Board, our Veterans Services Office staff, Melrose High School teacher Lisa Lord, and the many young people of Melrose who also contributed to this day for all the hard work and planning that led up to this event. Although only a few World War II veterans remain among us, it was clear from the speakers and the attendees who left flowers at the monument that their memory is being kept alive. Thank you to all who came and to all who served.