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POST-GAZETTE, APRIL 6, 2012 Page3 POST-GAZETTE Pamela Donnaruma, Publisher and Editor 5 Prince Street, P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 617-227-8929 617-227-8928 FAX 617-227-5307 e-mail: Website: Subscriptions in the United States $30.00 yearly Published weekly by Post-Gazette, 5 Prince St., P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 USPS 1538 - Second-Class Postage paid at Boston, MA POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the POST-GAZEITE - P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 James V. Donnanuna Caesar L. Donnaruma Phyllis F. Donnaruma 1896 to 1953 1953 to 1971 1971 to 1990 Vol. 116- No. 14 Friday, April 6, 2012 OUR POLICY: To help preserve the ideals and sacred traditions of this our adopted country the United States of America: To revere its laws and inspire others to respect and obey them: To strive unceasingly to quicken the public's sense of civic duty: In all ways to aid in making this country greater and better than we found it. f In o00ing Memory 00ta00l. f_ycente June 19, 1928 - March 28, 2011 lstlnnitersar 9 The next place that I go will be peaceful and familiar as a sleepy summer Sunday and a sweet untroubled mind. I won't remember getting there. Somehow I'll just arrive. But I'll know I belong there and will feel much more alive than I have ever felt before. I will be absolutely free of things that I held onto that were holding onto me. I will travel empty, handed. There is not a single thing I have collected in my life that I would ever want to bring except ... the love of those who loved me, and the warmth of those who cared and the happiness and memories and the magic that we shared. your oing amily Happy Easter KIWANIS CLUB OF EAST BOSTON Marisa Di Pietro, President P.O. Box 83 East Boston, MA 02128 617-797-2683 LETTERS POLICY The Post-Gazette invites its readers to submit Letters to the Editor. Letters should be typed, double-spaced and must include the writer's name, address and telephone number. Anonymous letters are not accepted for publication. Due to space considerations, we request that letters not exceed two double-spaced, type-written pages. This newspaper reserves the right to edit letters for style, grammar and taste and to limit the number of letters published from any one person or organization. Deadline for submission is 12:00 neon on the Monday prior to the Friday on which the writer wishes to have the material published. 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[:ii!!ii i!ii!: i i i zi i iiil}!!i i!i! ]!ii ]!i! i il i l i i ill National Lancers Led by DiCarlo Family Re-enact Z Ride of Paul Revere by Eeonid Kondratiuk Patriot's Day The National Lancers, the ceremonial cavalry troop of the Massachusetts Orga- nized Militia, dates back to 1836 when Gov. Edward Everett wanted a militia cav- alry unit to escort him to Harvard graduations and other events. The troop adopted the uniforms and equipment of the Polish lanc- ers of Napoleon's army. The National Lancers took the winter of 1836-1837 to pur- chase uniforms, obtain r$ $7 I I I I I Honest & Trusted for 33 Years!! I to e/ "Ii al t/fe "  ost. aze/te JOE & JEANETTE FERRINO 00-Iappg 00aster to,Ill Al Natale & The Classic Swing Orchestra 1948 in North Square, North End, Boston. (Photo courtesy of Pat Barrasso) weapons and train both horses and riders in prepa- ration of their inaugural pa- rade on Boston Common on June 12, 1837. The troopers were tired that morning hav- ing spent the night before breaking up the Broad Street Riot. In 1848 the Lancers adopted a distinctive red uniform with a Polish-style helmet called a czapka. This uniform, with minor modifi- cations, is still worn today. The Lancers provides Troops C and D, 1 st Massachu- setts Volunteer CaValry which fought in the Civil War from 1861 to 1865. After the Civil War, the National Lancers resumed their peacetime drills, parades and escorts to presidents, gover- nors and other dignitaries. The Lancers fought as Company A, 102d Machine Gun Battalion in the famed 26  "Yankee" Division during World War I. The troopers earned many awards and the unit colors were decorated with six campaign streamers for action in France. In 1920, the Lancers elected to leave the National Guard and to remain in their militia status as a ceremo- nial unit. The Lancers be- came a social organization for many years and were on the verge of being disbanded when Dino DiCarlo joined in 1949. DiCarlo was an orga- nizer and someone who could make things happen. Within five years DiCarlo was the colonel and com- mander of the National Lancers. As one of the five brother-partners of DiCarlo Construction, Col. DiCarlo obtained horses, stables, uni- forms and equipment. He re- cruited and trained new members and by 1961 the Lancers were good enough to ride in the Rose Bowl Parade and in President John F. Kennedy's inaugural parade. DiCarlo also served as the chief military aide de camp to several governors and was promoted to brigadier general and major general. He commanded the National Lancers until his death in 1995. Brother Mario took (Continued on Page 5) Buona Pasqua from the