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Adams Group Wants Banners to Honor Fallen Heroes

"Banners for Fallen Heroes" would honor any service member from the town who died while serving their country as far back as World War I.

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North Adams Remembers Its 3,400 Fallen Veterans

Dozens of volunteers at Southview Cemetery braved the rainy day to set wreaths and speak the names of the veterans interred there or to simply say, "Thank you for your service."

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Clarksburg Preserves Memory of Fallen Vietnam Soldier

Peter A. Cook's comrades in arms have ensured that his name will not be forgotten within the town of Clarksburg.

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Clarksburg's Cook Memorial Field to Be Dedicated Saturday

Last fall, a large green sign proudly proclaiming it as the Pfc. Peter A. Cook Veterans Memorial Field was installed and a bronze plaque was installed on a nearby stone with the story of Cook.

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Dalton Bridge Dedicated to Wahconah Grad Mitchell Daehling

That connection with the town was given permanence on Saturday when the Old Windsor Road bridge over the Houstonic River was named the Spc. Mitchell K. Daehling Memorial Bridge.

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Berkshire County Reflects On Memorial Day

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.

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Lanesborough Honors Memorial Day With Parade, Ceremony

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.

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Adams American Legion Holds Mount Greylock Ceremony

For American Legion Post 160, this was at least its 85th pilgrimage to the summit to lay a wreath at the War Memorial for fallen comrades.

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Pittsfield Ceremony Honors Vietnam Veterans

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.

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Hundreds Turn Out for North Adams Wreath-Laying Memorial

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.

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North Adams Elks Donation Helps Veterans Wreath Effort

Among the donations has been $2,000 total through the local Elks Lodge, which has made a point of supporting veterans and other community efforts.

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Adams Keeps Memory of World War I Front and Center

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.

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Flags Carried During Iraq Missions Fly in Pittsfield Park of Honor

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.

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Pittsfield Little League Looks to Spruce Up Deming Park

The Little League is looking to spruce up Deming Park. Greg Coscia has begun conversations with the city to make a number of improvements to the park. First, the league wants to make railings leading to the scorekeepers building permanent. Those were installed prior to the district tournament when stairs were replaced and repaired. Coscia hopes to put a taller fence behind it to make it more difficult for trespassers to get in.

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Vietnam Veterans Honored In Pittsfield

One thing can be certain at every veterans event in Pittsfield. Anthony Pastore will sing the national anthem.

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