Skating Rink Rededication Slated Saturday
The city's rededicating the skating rink for a native son killed in Vietnam.
Peter W. Foote III, an Army sergeant, was only 21 when he was killed in combat in 1968, saving a comrade.
His name was added to the rink last year (Peter W. Foote III Vietnam Veterans Memorial Skating Rink) at the behest of former Mayor John Barrett III, who announced the effort in 2008.
The new mayor, Mayor Richard Alcombright, is inviting the public to attend the ceremony this Saturday, May 15, at 11 a.m. at South Church Street rink.
"Peter W. Foote III was one of many North Adams natives who bravely served our country in the Vietnam War," said Alcombright. "Peter was the only North Adams native who paid the ultimate sacrifice, as he gave his life while saving the lives of others."
There will be several speakers, color guard and musical selections by the Drury High School band. The ceremonies will take about an hour.