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. , , , , ..... , POST-GAZETTE, NOVEMBER 18, 2016 PAGE 3 Pamela Donnaruma, Publisher and Editor 5 Prince Street, P.O. Box 130135, Boston, IRA 02113 617-227-8929 617-227-8928 FAX 617-227-5307 e-mail: postgazette~aol.com Qui ncy Veterans Day Parade Salutes Pilot by Sal Giarratani Website: www.BostonPostGazette.com Subscriptions in the United States $35.00 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-GAZETrE - P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 James V. Donnaruma Caesar L. Donnaruma Phyllis F. Donnaruma 1896 to 1953 1953 to 1971 1971 to 1990 Vol. 120 - No. 47 Friday, November 18, 2016 OUR POLICY: To he/p preserve the/dea/s and sacred tradit/ons 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. iv...~ /.. ~ CF "i" ~% r" FRIENDS OF THE ITALIAN CULTURALCENTER OF BOSTON, INC. CORDIALLY INVITES YOU TO Please join us for a celebration of all things Italian to benefit Friends of the Italian Cultural Center of Boston SATURDAY, NOVEMBER, 19TM 2016 6 PM - 11 PM An exclusive pre-opening event at EATALY BOSTON 800 BOYLSTON ST featuring ... EXCLUSIVE EARLY ACCESS TO EATALY S MARKETPLACE TASTES OF REGIONAL ITALIA DISHES AND DESSERTS AT THE DIFFERENT RESTAURANTS COITNTERS AND CAFES BEER WINE AND COCKTAILS TO SIP WHILE EXPLORING LIVE ENTERTAINMENT Tickets $250 To Purchase Tickets Visit www.eataly.com /us_en/italianissimo-2016-11-19-2217 Contributions above the value of the evening are deductible for income tax purposes to the extent provided by law. Substantiation letters will be provided after the event. Proceeds will benefit Friends of the Italian Cultural Center of Boston, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2012 to promote Italian identity, language and culture and preserve our rich Italian heritage. FICCB's mission ranges from supporting the teaching of the Italian language to sponsoring public lectures, concerts and art exhibits; from showcasing Italian entrepreneurship, innovation, design and technology to celebrating Italian food and folklore; from providing services to the Italian and Italian-American communities to organizing events that build bridges with the Greater Boston and New England communities. ~mat Russell Erikson, WWII decorated pilot. The City of Quincy once again held its annual Veteran's Day Parade through downtown before ending at the Doughboy Statue at the Adams Academy where World War II Pilot Russell Erikson, a 94-year-old Quincy native, addressed the crowd. Erikson served in the U.S. Army's 8th Air Force division in Europe and piloted a B-24 Liberator Bomber, flying 33 combat missions over Germany and Europe. In his remarks, he spoke of the incredible heroism he saw in those he fought beside. He remembered those who never Came home, and he remembered how much America sacrificed in that war. He also spoke of all our veterans -- from the Korean War, Vietnam War, and the Gulf War -- and today's ongoing fighting in the mid-East. At the end of the ceremony, the City of Quincy presented a special commemorative coin and certificate to Quincy residents who served during the Vietnam War as a token of the city's respect for these men and women and to show that their service to country would never be forgotten. A few weeks' ago, pretty much the same thing happened over in Charlestown, when State Secretary of Veterans Affairs Francesco Urena pinned another state commemorative pin on those from Charlestown who served during the Vietnam War. While I did not come from Charlestown nor live there Donald Hoban (center) surrounded by his grandfather James Galton (I) and Bob Noble (r), who both fought in WWII. Kelsey Bina and mother Laureen Bina honored passing veterans as they watched the parade. (Photos by Sal Giarratani) now, I too received my pin, for war had become so divisive which I was deeply honored, back home. It is nice to see so Charlestown has always been many years later these aging part of my famil, y's roots. When veterans from the baby boomer most Vietnam veterans returned generation finally getting the home decades ago, they were honor and respect denied them not greeted with honor as the back then. Former FONE Member Honored in LA the beginning of the game and He bought three other tickets then again at half-time. He was so that the whole family could brought out to Center Court be there: he and his wife, their and acknowledged while a short two daughters, a son-in-law, bio of his military service was and two grandsons, all of whom read. The Kings gave Chiota and could not be more proud of their his family four floor seats, a VIP husband/father/father-in-law/ Dinner, and special parking,grandfather[ Bob Chiota, originally from the North End, was honored as the representative for the Vietnam Veterans at the Kings Hockey game in LA on Friday, October 14~. The Kings wanted to honor Vietnam Veterans, so they called the USO. Chiota was then selected from the LA area for the outstanding work that he does for the USO, the Com- munity and, of course, for his 21 years in the Army, including his duty in Vietnam as a pilot. Chiota was recognized at