Veterans Day Exercises At Chelsea Soldiers Home

The Chelsea Soldiers Home held impressive Veterans Day
exercises last Thursday morning in the chapel of St. Michael the Archangel for the residents and members of the public. In the above photo, Soldiers Home Supt. Eric L Johnson, SFC U.S. Army (Ret.) (far left) greets Mass. Secretary of Veterans Affairs
and former Soldiers Home Supt. Cheryl Lussier Poppe, Col. U.S. Army (Ret.); guest speaker C. Andrew McCawley, Capt. U.S. Navy (Ret.); and Chelsea City Manager (and former mayor of Revere) Tom Ambrosino on the chapel’s steps. McCawley is
the President and CEO of the New England Center and Home
for Veterans.
Revere Ward 2 City Councilor Ira Novoselsky (left), a Trustee of
the Soldiers Home, and Chelsea City Councilor Leo Robinson
(right), meet guest speaker C. Andrew McCawley inside the
chapel prior to the start of the Veterans Day observances held
at the Soldiers Home last Thursday. Both Novoselsky (Army)
and Robinson (Air Force) served during the Vietnam War. Among the highlights of the ceremonies was the Benediction
delivered by Rabbi Seth Novoselsky, the son of Councilor Novoselsky, who recalled how the military service of his grandfather (who served in WWII) and father served as inspirational role models for him during his youth.

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