The Berkshire Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial Committee raised near $50,000 to acquire the black granite marker that holds the names of Berkshire County residents who died serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
A monument honoring the five Berkshire County residents who died serving in Iraq and Afghanistan is still on track to be unveiled at Veterans Way Park on Sept. 11, the 19th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
"Banners for Fallen Heroes" is the endeavor of George Haddad and Selectman James Bush, who worked with volunteers and American Legion Post 160 to honor those from Adams who died in service for their country.
North Adams observed Memorial Day with the traditional parade from American Legion Post 125 to the Veterans Memorial with police and fire vehicles, veterans organizations, Boy and Girl Scouts and the Drury High School marching band.
In World War 2, Lt. John Fox was directing the fire as the Americans were under attack from the Germans.
He kept changing the directions as to where to fire until he called for heavy firing directly on his location.
She was just a young child but Mayor Linda Tyer remembers watching soldiers returning from the Vietnam War on television.
Her mother had a silver bracelet etched with the name of Francis Edward Visconti, a soldier from Syracuse, N.Y. that was serving overseas. Such bracelets featuring the names of soldiers were worn by women back home and wasn't supposed to be taken off until the soldier returned.
They spread out over the city's cemeteries on Saturday, more than 200 volunteers seeking out names and placing wreaths.
It was part of the National Wreaths Across America Day, what is becoming an annual event to remember those who served in the nation's military. More than 3,000 wreaths were placed on graves at Southview, Hill Side, Blackinton and St. Joseph's cemeteries.
Of the numerous monuments, honor rolls and other memorials, eight are dedicated to World War I. The largest monument, the Mount Greylock War Memorial, looms above the town from the state's highest peak.
Stacia Bissell's parents always made a family camping trip to the White Mountains in New Hampshire.
Some 16 years ago, a neighbor, Dan Doyle, asked her father where the goes every year. It didn't take long before both families combined their camping trips and the tradition continued. When Bissell's daughter Jackie was 15 years old on the family trip she met Doyle's nephew Erik Twombly and fell in love.