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POST-GAZETTE, NOVEMBER 11,2011" Page 5 Jimmy LoGrippo Celebrates 90 th Birthday Former North Ender Jimmy LoGrippo celebrated his 90 th birthday with family and friends at a party held at Lucia's Restaurant in Winchester. About 100 friends and family attended. The party was sponsored by his daughter Patrina. In the photo L-R: Howie Marcley, Atty. Frank Privitera, Richard DeLuca, Joe Zappulla, Atty. Dave Saliba, Realtor Richard Wolfson and Paul Zappulla. Seated Jimmy LoGrippo, The birthday boy. Do You Remember .... Joseph "Ray Barron" Barisano Running for Lt. Governor? Post-Gazette columnist Joseph "Ray Barron" Barisano ran for Lt. Governor in 1974. Do you recognize anyone in the photo? In photo: Joseph Barisano at the podeum with Caesar Donnaruma, former publisher/editor of the Postazette in front of sign, proudly looks on. Remembering America's Heroes on November 11, 2011 Friday, November ii is once again Veterans Day across America. A time once again to remember those men and women who took time out of their lives to risk their own for the sake of their country and our freedom. Many seem to have forgotten the significance of this national holiday. Our freedom we take for granted rest on the shoulders of those who serve America in the military. This country was born in 1775 with the Battle of Bun- ker Hill on the backs of those who fought for liberty that each of us too often takes for granted. I can remember shortly after enlisting in the U.S. Air Force back in 1966 getting a phone call from my Uncle Joe Harrington con- gratulating me on enlisting, but thought I should have by Sal Giarratani The stained glass window of an American soldier on bended knee is found on the Paris Street side of Sacred Heart Church in East Boston. joined the U.S. Navy like he did back in WWII. I can also remember two other combat veterans. One was a good friend of my father's who walked with a limp which resulted from an injury he suffered during the Attack on Pearl Harbor. He forever re- membered December 7, 1941 and Consid- ered himself very lucky to have survived that day of infamy as Presi- dent Franklin Roosevelt called it. My best memory though goes back to 1962 when I lived on East Canton Street in the South End. I lived next door to an 82-year- old veteran of not only WWI but the Spanish American War too. He even showed me his photo of him and Teddy Roosevelt when he rode with Teddy up San Juan Hill as a member of the Rough Riders. I listened to his stories but his actions were even more impressive. Every year and 1962 included he marched in the large Veteran's Day Parade in Downtown Boston in full uniform with his rifle on his shoulder. He was proud to be a veteran and proud to be an American. He was an example for me growing up of what the word sacrifice meant. By the time I knew him the Spanish America War was over 64 years ago. As I listened to him, I was given a pic- ture of those days I could never learn in a classroom. I remember him, my father's friend and my uncle and all veterans who service their country when called and needed. Their sacrifices should never be forgotten. Their patriotism honored. North End Historical Society to Tour New England Historic Genealogical Society Saturday, November 12, 10 a.m., at 101 Newbury Street, Boston The New England Historic Gene- alogical Society, founded in 1845, will give the NEHS a tour of their 8-story research center, which houses more than 20 million docu- ments, artifacts, records, diaries, journals, books, pbotographs, fam- ily papers, bibles, and other items dating back more than four centu- ries. This incredible collection of- fers a wealth of information that is simply not available anywhere else, with resources for people of all ethnic groups from all of the 50 states as well as some foreign nations who are inter- ested in learning about their genealogy and family history. In addition to the tour of their beautiful building the NEHGS staff will provide an introduction on how to use their resources. Tickets are $10 each; North End Historical Society mem- bers are $5. Tickets (and memberships) can be purchased at www.NorthEndBoston.org or via check to the North End Historical Society, P.O. Box 130152, Boston, MA 02113. $ @/1 I@lJ $ Ill@It ff| Per Ou.ce' 24K 781-286-CASH We Buy Diamonds, Gold and Silver Jewelry We Buy Gold and Silver Coins J 9 BOX 345 Broadway, Revere Serving the Community for 33 Years sellgoldmass.com Hours lO-5:30 pm every day. Saturdays until 3:3O pm LUCIA RISTORANTE & BAR Traditional Italian Cuisine Donato Frattaroli 415 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02113 617.367.2353 -- Open for Lunch and Dinner Daily -- Private dining rooms for any occasion donato@luciaboston.com www.luciaboston.com