Senator Brown comes to Chelsea to Soldiers Home ceremony

Senator Scott Brown made his first appearance in Chelsea at Tuesday morning’s Chelsea Soldier’s Home Veterans Day ceremony.

Brown was the guest of honor at the well attended event, which drew hundreds of veterans, Soldiers Home personnel and area residents.

Joining Brown on the podium in the auditorium at the headquarters building was Soldiers Home Commandant Mike Resca, Representatives Gene O’Flaherty and Kathi Anne Reinstein, State Senator Sal DiDomenico and City Manager Jxay Ash.

In short but well received remarks, Senator Brown praised the veterans and the home and everyone involved in creating the ceremony.

The Soldiers Home Color Guard lined the western side of the auditorium holding American flags.

On the Eastern side of the auditorium the Chelsea High School Choral Group performed and at the front of the stage, the Chelsea High School Band also performed.

An ROTC official youth unit from East Boston attended the ceremony as well as the many veterans it was held for.

Dozens of veterans in wheel chairs, on crutches, some missing limbs, some with severe head wounds, aged and middle aged, attended the ceremony accompanied and watched over carefully by Soldiers Home employees.

The ceremony was followed by a buffet luncheon.

Brown came to the event in his now famous pick-up truck.

He remained for the speeches and the performances, answered numerous questions and shook hands as he passed through the crowd on his way out the door.

And then he was on his way to his next event.

3 comments for “Senator Brown comes to Chelsea to Soldiers Home ceremony

  1. November 14, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    I went to Sen. Scott Brows office the week before he went to the Chelsea Soldiers Home. I have a complaint against the Chelsea Soldiers Home through the Health and Human Services. The CSH has violated my rights and lied about me and I provided proof. I was ignored by one of his aids and Sen. Scott Brown does not support Disabled Veterans. I left the CSh on my own accord and they put out a no trespass on me. The CSH should be investigated and I can be reached at 857 247 1130 i am omiting my name because I want to know that I am speaking to someone who can help.

  2. Anonymous
    November 15, 2010 at 1:26 pm

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