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POST-GAZETTE, NOVEMBER 25, 2011 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-GAZETTE P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 James V. Donnaruma Caesar L. Donnantma Phyllis F. Donnantma 1896 to 1953 1953 to 1971 1971 to 1990 Vol. 115- No. 47 Friday, November 25, 2011 OUR POLICY: To hdlp 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. QUINCY CELEBRATES VETERANS DAY IN GRAND STYLE by Sat Giarratani When I was growing.up, my father always took my brother and I to Downtown Boston to watch the Boston Veterans Day Parade. Back in the '50s and '60s, it was probably one of the largest Veterans Day parades in the country. Today, in Boston like across America many of these patriotic displays have dwindled away. How sad that in Boston, where the American Revolu- tion began, you have to leave the city to find a Veter- ans Day Parade. For the past quarter-century, I have celebrated the holiday by marching in the large Vet- erans Day Parade anywhere around here across the Neponset Bridge in Quincy, the City of Presidents. The annual ceremonies are sponsored by the Quincy Veterans Council on behalf of the city's various veter- ans' posts. Guest speaker this year was James Fratolillio, a U.S. Army, Vietnam combat veteran and past state commander of the American Legion. He enlisted in the U.S. Army at age 17 and was stationed in Vietnam in 1967-68 and served with the I st Field Forces Vietnam (Forward) Division. He was wounded in battle in 1968 and received a Purple Heart. His speech was quite inspiring as he talked about the sac- rifices made back then by those who fought for their country. His comments were simple and direct. He talked about when he at 17 and his friend at 18 both enlisted together. His friend was killed in action at age 20 in 1968. He talked about his pain at the loss of a childhood friend who made the supreme sacrifice. As a baby boomer who enlisted in the U.S. Air Force right out of high school in 1966, I thanked him for his talk to all those gathered to honor all our veterans liv- ing and dead for their service to their country. I return to Quincy yearly to stand and march with all those whose sacrifices make it possible for us to gather as free citizens and appreciate our individual liberties. PATRIOTISM IS SUPPORTING YOUR COUNTRY ALL THE TIME, AND YOUR GOVERNMENT WHEN IT DESERVES IT. -- Hark Twain 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 noon on the Monday prior to the Friday on which the writer wishes to have the material published. Submission by the deadline does not guarantee publication. Send letter to: Pamela Donnaruma, Editor, The Post-Gazette, P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 AUGUSTA BOSTON CLUB HONORS JOSEPH A. RUSSO with High Achievement Award Joseph A. Russo, National Second Vice President, Order Sons of Italy in America will be the recipient of the pres- tigious Augusta Boston Club High Achievement Award at their Annual Christmas Din- ner Dance on December 10% 2011 Sons of Italy Hall in Woburn. Joseph A. Russo is the President of Joseph Russo Funeral Home of Roslindale, which is celebrating its 85 th anniversary. Joseph is a graduate of Boston University with a degree in History and Government, and holds a de- gree in Embalming, Sanitary Science and Funeral Directing from the New England Institute in Boston. He is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, and was an instructor of Fu- neral Directing at Mount Ida College for a number of years; he has been a licensed funeral director for over 48 years. Joseph was born in the West End of Bos- ton and has been a resident of Roslindale for 51 years. He has been married for 43 years to Pauline M. (O'Connell) Russo, and is the father of four children: Christine Russo Surette, Jay Russo (Joseph Jr.), Jeanne Russo Haggerty, and Susan Russo (all Sons of Italy members). Joseph and Pauline are the proud grandparents of seven granddaughters: Allyson and Emily Surette, Sophia and Isabelle Russo, Shaye and Aysa Haggerty, and Mesha Russo Yanowitz, and one grandson, Jayden Haggerty. Joseph has been a member of the Ser- geant Guido Petrilli Mixed Lodge # 1606 of Roslindale for over 38 years. He has held various offices within his filial lodge, includ- ing President of the building trust. At the State level, he has held the positions of State Deputy Chairman, State Trustee - District 4, State Financial Secretary, State Orator, and was twice elected State President and National Foun- dation Trustee. Joseph has been active in local church activities as President of the Italian Soci- ety of the Sacred Heart, member of the Holy Name Parish Council and Finance Board, and usher and Eucha- ristic Minister of Sacred Heart Church. He is a third degree member of the Rose Croix Council Knights of Co- lumbus, and a fourth degree member of the Father Michael J. McGivney Council Knights of Columbus of West Roxbury. He has served on the board of trustees of Boston Community Services, Inc,, and as a District Coordinator for the United Way. He has been a Corporator of the Faulkner Hospital in Jamaica Plain, Vice President of the Mount Hope Canterbury Civic Association, and coach, manager and past President of the Parkway Area Babe Ruth Baseball League. He was a long time coach and manager for Parkway Little League baseball. He is a board member of the Na- tional Italian American Sports Hall of Fame, New England Chapter. He has served as a member of the West End Historical Society and the West End Museum Committee, and is a Life Member of the Pirandello Lyceum Society. For ticket information you may contact A. Costa 1-603-508-6432, Sal Bramante 781-393-9820, V. Gabriello 781-391-3526, Sam Pustizzi 617-776-9996 or J. Morello 978-455-9596. Cultural Survival Bazaar The Cultural Survival Ba- zaar is a Festival of Native Arts and Culture from Around the World. We feature Native artisans, performers, and handmade products benefit- ing the livelihoods of arti- sans, fair trade and Cultural Survival's nonprofit work throughout the world. Cultural Survival offers several free events this holiday season. Each event provides you with direct ac- cess to thousands of items, handmade by Native arti- sans from around the world. These items include art, jewelry, clothing, crafts, de- cor, tribal rugs, and much more. Every item has a deeper story from the projects it supports, the ar- tisans who made them, and the traditional knowledge that it represents. Proceeds support Native -artisans, fair trade, and Cultural Sur- vival's work in partnership with Native communities around the world. The Cultural Survival Bazaars also offer you an added incentive to make a difference with your shop- ping this holiday season. You can enjoy a festive atmos- phere full of artisans, fair traders, craft-making dem- onstrations, Native Amercan storytelling, film screenings, guest talks, and live music performances by Native per- formers including Quichua band Yarina from Ecuador, Nipmuck Native flute arti- san and performer Hawk Henries, the Simba Maasai Outreach Organization, and special guest artisans from all over the world. The bazaars will be every weekend from Friday, November 25 th to Sunday, December 18 th at four differ- ent locations (many offering free parking). The bazaars offer the opportunity not only to purchase a gift for some- one, but a chance to spend time with them enjoying a worldly marketplace and shopping that makes a dif- ference for Native artisans and their communities. This yea r we are offering gift cards available through our website. For locations, dates, times and further information, log on to the website at culturalsurvival, org. 7 TH Annual Candy Land Tournament Saturday, December I 0 at Faneuil Hall Marketplace - 10:00 AM-Noon Sponsored by Hasbro Toys and a benefit for the Boston Red Sox T/m Wakefield-Jason Varitek and New England Patriots Jerod  Mayo- supported Pitching in for Kids Foundation, Candy Land has since become a United States children's cultural icon.  Kids as young as three years old to adults can have a blast playing this game.  Dozens of kids search for the lost king of Candy Land while encountering "Gramma Nutt;" "Princess Lolly;" "Lord Licorice;" "Gloppy the Molasses Monster;" "Mama Ginger;" andj m others on their journey to Gum Drop Mountain and i Candy Cane Forest.  A kids' buffet, fun arts & crafts, balloon creations Ai i and Hasbro gifts and prizes are highlighted. Boston's All Children Chorus and other entertainment per- formers also on hand[ Everyone is a winner: All children playing Candy Land can choose from a selection of Hasbro. IIL II toys. j;i4 1 For further details call 617-367-3322 for    t i  or visit www.p!