Topics: Memorial Day

CHATHAM — Just down the hill from the gristmill that he operated, a new stone monument pays tribute to Col. Benjamin Godfrey, eight other notable leaders and 49 Chatham families that sent loved ones into harm’s way nearly 250 years ago. On Memorial Day, citizens gathered in Chase Park for the dedication of the town’s first Revolutionary War memorial. Dressed in colonial garb and playing the part of Col. Godfre...

Chatham Pauses To Remember Fallen Veterans

By: Alan Pollock

CHATHAM — In days when war and violence fill the headlines, the meaning of Memorial Day is all the more important to remember. That was a message heard at Monday’s Memorial Day observance, when dozens of citizens came together under the trees at the community center to remember those who served the nation. Chief Warrant Officer Robert Franz, U.S. Army, Ret., gave remarks in front of the memorial erected to rem...

Orleans Remembers Its Fallen Veterans

By: Ryan Bray

ORLEANS – Master Chief Petty Officer Jeff Smith has lost count of the number of times he drove by the small park at the intersection of West Road and Skaket Beach Road. Alan Walker Square, as it is called, is dedicated to the memory of one of Orleans' fallen war heroes. Smith, an Orleans resident who served as Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Reserve from 2003 to 2010, wanted to know more. "Ala...