American Legion Post 144 Events


Recent Post Events




2017 Memorial Day Parade
American Legion Post 144 marched in the parade and provided honors at the Town Common and Cudworth Veterans Cemetery.



Post 144 marching in the 2017 Memorial Day parade with Steve Litchfield out front carrying the colors. Member of Post 144 marching on First Parish Road. Bob Callahan Waving, next to him is Dennis Badore and then Bob Harkins.
Second row is Frank Nash, Wayne Ross in the wheelchair and Kevin Waqlsh.
Rifle squad redering a salute. Left to right Bob Harkins, Kevin Walsh, Dennis Badore, Bob Callahan and
the squad leader Al Bonney.
Here you can see Chief Paul Crowell and another veteran. In the back is decorated Vietnam veteran Jerry Barnhouse.
View of stage with the honorable participants. Ceremony at Cudworth Veterans Cemetery.



2016 Humarock Horribles Parade
We provided a color guard again and the Police CHief provided us with an Army surplus vehicle and driver
to carry members who can't march.



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Dennis Badore carrying the colors, Kevin Walsh carrying US Navy, Bob Callahan carrying US Marine Corps, and
Frank Nash carrying the US Army flag.
Army surplus vehicle provided by tyhe Scituate PD to carrying members who can't march. Seen on the truck is Commander Covell,
Al Bonney, Conley Ford, and in the wheel chair, Wayne Ross.


2015 Wreaths Across America
The Post placed 500 wreaths, which we purchased, at the graves in the Cudworth Veterans Cemetery.
The cemetery looks very festive and we got to honor the veterans who rest there.


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Rifle squad firing a salute under the command of Sergeant at Arms, Dennis Badore. Rifle squad L to R: Dennis Badore, Kevin Walsh, Al Bonney, Bob Callahan, and Frank Nash.
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Commander Vincent Fountaine giving instructions. Selectman Martin O'Toole giving an address.
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Vice Commander Ed Covell placing the MIA/POW wreath. Singing of the National Anthem.
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Wreaths placed at veterans graves. Ceremony at the Sgt. Michael Kelley bridge on Rt. 3A


November Meeting Presentation by DAR to Vietnam Era veterans
The Daughters of thge American Revolution presented certificates of appreciation to members
of the Post who are Vietnam era veterans.


DAR Presentation DAR Presentation
Joan Powers of the DAR making the presentation. Joan Powers handing a certificate to Kevin Walsh.
DAR Presentation DAR Presentation
Recipients L to R:Ed Covell, Dennis Badore, Steve Litchfield, Kevin Walsh, Bob Young, Bob Callahan,
Sis Dowd, and George Ackley.
Marine Corp Veterans Eleanor Grossman and Sis Dowd cutting the Marine Corp birthday cake.



2015 Scituate Post 144 performs as Color Guard for the Humarock Parade Labor Day Horribles parade.
What a great day! The weather was excellant and the hot dogs and ice creme
at the Humarock Association clubhouse was as good as ever!


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Here comes Scituate Post 144 at the beginning of the parade. Steve Litchfield out front carrying the Colors and in the back also in the center was Post 144 SAL
Frank Nash carrying the Massachusetts flag. First row behind Steve is Dennis Badore and
Ed Covell, next row back is Bob Callahan and Kevin Walsh, last row is CMDR. Vinny Fountaine
and Past CMDR. Bob Young
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Post 144 getting closer. Post Historian Bob Callahan barking out a Jody call. "I don't know but I've been told, my girls
got a heart of gold. Sound off! One, Two,Three, Four!
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CMDR. Vinny Fountaine enjoying the day. Riding the float was Adjutanat John Broadley and 3rd Vice CMDR. Wayne Ross.


2015 Scituate Post 144 Installation Dinner.
The Officers of Post 144 were installed on July 18th at the Scituate Country Club.
Social hour began at 6 PM and the Dinner (a chicken / fish / roast pork buffet with desert) followed.
The installation was, once again, performed by August Silva. The venue was excellant. Thanks to Bob Young for
arranging it and thanks to member, Peter Burrows for providing the fresh pig from the Brown Boar Farm in Vermont.

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Excellant venue to hold the officer installation dinner. New Commander Vinny Fountaine is given the gavel by August Silva.
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Newly installed officers for the 2015-2016 year.
Left to right: Sergeant at Arms, Dennis Badore; Commander, Vinny Fountaine; 1st Vice CMDR. Ed Covell;
2nd Vice CMDR, Kevin Walsh; 3rd Vice CMDR. , Wayne Ross; Adjutant, John Broadley; Chaplain, Eleanor Grossman;
Historian, Bob Callahan; Judge Advocate, Ron Wheatley; Executive Board member, George Ackley;
Not present, FInance Officer, Steve Litchfield.
Lined up behind the Sergeant at Arms ready to march to the podium to be sworn in.



2015 Scituate Post 144 Memorial Day Celebration.
Once again American Legion Post 144 held a wreath laying ceremony at the entrance to Scituate Harbor
to commemorate those who lost their lives at sea in service of their country. Then a ceremony was held at the VFW Hall
followed by the parade down First Parish Rd. to the Lawson Common where a ceremony was held. The ceremony was concluded
at the Cudworth Veterans Cemetery where a bagpiper played Amazing Grace, and benediction read, and a rifle salute was rendered.

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Selectman Danehey listens as Post Chaplin, Eleno Grossman, reads a prayer
as the wreath for those lost at sea is placed.
Dennis Badore, the Parade Marshall, with the veterans riding in the float.
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Getting ready to go. Here comes the AMerican Legion and VFW.
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Your left, your left, your left,right left. Scituate Fire Department Color Guard followed by the Police Color Guard.
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Rifle Squad at parade rest. Rifle Squad fires a volley.
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State Representative Jim Cantwell speaking on the dias. Town's Girl Scouts and Brownies.
2015 Memorial Day Ceremony
Selectman Danehey speaking.





2015 Scituate Post 144 marches in the Saint Patrick's Day Parade.


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Lining up at our position in the parade. How do you put these flag holders on again?
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Three sailors and two Army guys. Get ready gentlemen, we're moving out!
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Crowds on First Parish Road Here we come!
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And there we go! A little after parade entertainment by Callahan at Peter Burrows daughters house.



2014 Scituate Post 144 Wreaths Across America.
Scituate Post 144 held their Wreaths Across America at noon on the
Lawson Common followed by wreath laying at the Cudworth Veterans Cemetery.
After the wreaths were placed we went to the Michael Kelley bridge over the North River to
remember Michael who gave his life for us in Afganistan.

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Led by Commander Youg are veterans Ford, Oslin, Callahan, Broadley, and .
Veteran Walsh at the flag pole.
A bagpiper plays while wreaths are being laid.
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Wreaths being distributed to graves. Gold Star father Joe Kelley about the throw a wreath off the Michael Kelley bridge in honor of his son.

2014 Scituate Veterans Day.
Scituate Post 144 held their Veterans honoring Veterans at the GAR Hall at 11 AM.
A good ceremony and a great turkey dinner for lunch free for Scituate veterans.

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Steve Litchfield attending to colors. A good crowd attended.
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Jack Ketterer and Andre Farhat performing the POW/MIA ceremony. Selectman Martin O'Toole addressing the veterans and their guests.
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Women veterans. World War Two veterans.

Veterans Day 2014 GAR Hall
Korean War Veterans


2014 Humarock Horribles Parade.
Scituate Post 144 marched in the end of summer, Labor Day weekend, Humarock parade.
After this long march we were treated to hot dogs, soda, tonic, and ice creme at the Beach Association clubhouse.

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Post 144 stepping out celebrating the end of summer. Post float with veterans.


2014 Scituate Memorial Day Observances.
Scituate Post 144 presented this years observance of Memorial Day.
In the morning there was a wreath laying in the waters of Scituate Harbor.
Then we marched in the parade to the Common where Capt. English was the keynot speaker.
An observance was held at the Cudworth veterans cemetery.
Also an observance was held at
the VFW Post on Rt. 3A.
Then to close out the day we had a BBQ at Dennis's and Doris's at the Oceanside Inn

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At the Town Marina, Ed Covel, Kevin Walsh, Al Bonney, Ron Wheatley, Eleanor Grossman, George Dunlap,
Dennis Badore, and Conley Ford
Elenor getting ready to throw out the wreath.
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Riding out to the wreath laying spot. Firing a salute!
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Ready the rifle squad. At the VFW
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Group gathering at the Town Hall for the parade. Group gathering at the Town Hall for the parade.
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Dennis handing out the flags. Lt. CMDR English our keynote speaker talking to Al Bonney, Bob Callahan, Steve Litchfield, and Conley Ford.
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Rifle Squad at Cudworth Veterans cemetery. Flag bearers.
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Rifle squad at ease. Conley Ford and Gold Star father Joe Kelley

2014 Memorial Day at Oceanside Inn
Group photo at the BBQ at the Oceanside Inn


2014 Scituate Saint Patrick's Day parade.
Scituate Post 144 once again steps out for this festive parade. We had
enough marchers to carry all the flags we have. It was a sunny but cold and windy day.
Holding the flags was difficult but we did fine. After the parade some of the marchers went
to First Vice Commander Callahan's house for corn beef and cabbage and libations. It was a great
day and the parade was even better than last year. We handed out 4000 small American flags, courtesy of
Richardson Gaffey Funeral Home. Must have been 20,000 people lining the streets!


Steve getting ready Cemetery Lineup
Steve Litchfield and Bob Callahan getting the float ready on Saturday. Before the parade started the group lined up for a photo.
Turning onto First Parish Rd Turning onto First Parish Rd
Turning onto First Parish Rd. Turning onto First Parish Rd.
Crowds Marching down First Parish Rd
View from the ranks at the crowds. Marching down First Parish Rd.
Jeep tank
Army jeep with 50 cal machine gun. Army Tank waiting to line up for parade
End of parade After parade party
At the end of the parade. CMDR Covell enjoying the get together.
After parade party After parade party
Host Jean Callahan and Kevin Walsh. Jack Ketterer, Conley Ford, Ellenore Grossman, and Charlene Ketterer
After parade party After parade party
Hungry marchers.Ellenore Grossman, Charlene Ketterer, Dennis Badore,Kevin Walsh,
Lorraine Covell, and Jack Ketterer.
What its all about! Cornbeef, cabbage, and colcannon.


2013 Wreaths Across America.
Citizens and veterans assembled on the Lawson Common Saturday December 14th at noon
to honor Scituate's veterans and place a wreath at their graves in Cudworth cemetery. It was bitterly cold but
the folks at Egypt Country store came with hot chocolat, tea, and fudge to warm the soul.
After the wreath laying, members of Scituate Post 144 went to the GAR Hall were we had turkey tortellini soup and
spiced apple cider prepared by Lorraine Covell and Doris Cary. It was a great way to spend a cold afternoon in December.
Warm food and good friends!
Retired Coast Guard Chief Tom Reilly Retired AirForce veteran John Broadley
Retired Coast Guard veteran, Tom Reilly, placing a wreath. Retired AirForce veteran, John Broadley, placing a wreath.
Navy Veteran Bob Callahan Chaplin Farhat
Navy veteran, Bob Callahan, placing a wreath with SAL Commander, Rich McDonald looking on. Chaplin Farhat offering a prayer.
Gold Star Joe Kelley Wreaths
Gold Star father Joe Kelley speaking while Commander Covel l looks on. The wreaths are ready to be placed.
Placed Wreaths 1st Vice
On a snowy cold December day the wreaths bring Christmas to the cemetery. 1st Vice Commander Callahan is in the spirite!
Master at Arms Group
And so is Master at Arms Dennis Badore. The group enjoying the warmth of friendship and soup at the GAR Hall.




2013 Veterans Honoring Veterans.
Scituate American Legion Post 144 again honored veterans on Veterans Day with a ceremony and a turkey dinner.
It was a nice affair which was catered by Ellen Mackenzie who once again did a great job!
Many veterans and their guests came, along with Scituate Selectmen and State Representative Jim Cantwell.


State Reprentative, Jim Cantwell, speaking to the girl scouts behind him. 20 year Marine, Sissy Dowd enjoying the day.
Navy veteran, Bob Harkins, reading Flanders Field. Selectman Martin O'Toole speaking.
Selectman Chairman, Shawn Harris, speaking. World War Two veterans in front of the stage.
All the Vets
All the Veterans in attendance. World War 2, Korean, Vietnam, and the War on Terrorism. The Hall with girl scouts in the balcony.
Selectman Emeritus, Joe Norton, placing the wreath. Flag Ceremony before the luncheon.



Veterans Day at Life Care Center
2013 Veterans Ceremony at Scituate's Life Care Center


2013 Installation of Officers.
Scituate American Legion Post 144 installed the new officers at thge GAR Hall
on August 31,2013. The installing officer was August Silva, past District Ten Commander.
It was a nice affair which was catered by Ellen Mackenzie who once again did a great job!
It was buffet style with the choices being, Shrimp and Scallop Provencal, and Blackened Chicken Alfredo.
The desert was so good I had to have two just to make sure!


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The group was small but the 30 of us had a great time! Chaplin Ellenor Grossman offers the benediction.
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August Silva swearing in the duly elected officers. Presenting Commander Ed Covell, First Vice Cmdr. & Historian Bob Callahan, Exec Member Bob Young, Exec. Member Gary Vitty,
Finance Officer Steve Litchfield, Exec. Member Jack Ketter, Third Vice Keven Walsh,Second Vice Reid Oslin
Judge Advocate Ron Wheatley, and Sergeant-at-Arms Dennis Badore.
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Commander Covell presenting Kaiti Sullivan with a gold Americanism award. Kaiti sang the National Anthem for us on many occaisions. George Ackerly receiving the Legion Citizenship award from Commander Covell.
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Dennis Badore receiving the Legion Citizenship award from Commander Covell. Jerry Barnhouse receiving the Legion Citizenship award from Commander Covell.
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Bob Callahan receiving the Legion Citizenship award from Commander Covell. Steve Litchfield receiving the Legion Merit award from Commander Covell.
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Reid Oslin receiving the Legion Citizenship award from Commander Covell. Gary Vitty receiving the Legion Citizenship award from Commander Covell.
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Kevin Walsh receiving the Legion Americanism award from Commander Covell. Bob Young receiving the Legion Merit award from Commander Covell.
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Tom Nash receiving the award from Commander Covell. Jean Callahan being recognised and thanked for her work doing the tables centerpieces.
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The Sullivan family with Molly and Kaiti. And last but not least Jack Ketterer was presented with the Legionaire of the Year award and a Honorary Life Membership.




2013 Scituate Humarock's Horribles Parade.
Scituate American Legion Post 144 again marched in this parade and provided the color guard.
It was very humid and the parade route is long but after we were treated to free ice creme, hot dogs, and soda at the Beach Association.

I want to thank all the men who stood as the Colors went by and also all the people who thanked us for our service as we marched by.
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Humarock's Engine 4 leading the parade. If I look real hard I can see firefighter Pete Downs. And now the parade title! They think it is horrible that summer is over!
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Here come the color guard! Stand and doff your hats. Steve Litchfield carrying the National Colors, Bob Callahan carrying the Marine Corps flag, Keven Walsh carrying the Navy Flag,
and Ed Covell Carrying the Army flag.
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Dennis Badore was driving and on the float was Wayne Ross and Bob McHugh. Residents marching in the parade.




2013 Scituate Memorial Day Parade.


2013 Scituate July 4th Event.
Scituate American Legion Post 144 held its annual July 4th event
to celebrate our nations 237th birthday. Benedictions were provided by Eleanor Grossman.
Sound system provided by John Covell, a member of the Ancient and Honorables.


July 4th 2013 Lawson Common July 4th 2013 Lawson Common
The Franny Litchfield flag once again flying high above the common. Post 144 Commander, Ed Covell, greeting the people.
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Town Administrator, Patricia Vinchesi, addressing town people. State Rep. Jim Cantwell reading the Declaration of Independance.
There were 114 attendees and 11 Legion members present. It was very hot
and everyone moved the chairs under shade trees.
Rear Admiral Timothy McGee addressing the crowd. Keynote speaker General George Casey RET. General Casey was the former Army Chief of Staff.




2013 Scituate Memorial Day Parade.

Ready to lay the wreath PO Callahan Memorial Day 2013
PO Callahan ready to lay the wreath at sea. Rifle squad firing at laying of the wreath.
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Lining up for the parade at town hall. Lt Colonel speaking.




March 17th Saint Patricks day parade in Scituate.

St Patrick Day Parade 2013 St. Patricks Day at Jamies
This year we had almost all our flags flying! After the parade a group of us and our wives went
to Jamies in N. Scituate for corned beef and cabbage.



January 19, 2013 MA Post Winter Party.
This years party at PJ's Country House was another fun time for Post members and friends.
Steve ran the Yankee swap again and it was great! This year we had H'Odervres passed around.
There were small pizzas, scallops wrapped in bacon, mushrooms I believe. Also this year attendees got to
choose either chicken, roast beef, or baked Haddock.
Pizza H'oderves Ed Covell Greeting
Small little pizza appetizers. Commander Covell greeting the attendees.
Past Commander Ford Steve Litchfield running the Yankee Swap
Past Commander Ford offering a few words to the table. Steve Litchfiled running the Yakee Swap.




December 15, 2012 Wreaths Across America.
Again the Post placed over 400 wreaths at veterans graves. In the pictures below you can see the ceremonies at
the Lawson Common at noon and the Cudworth veterans cemetery.
CMDR. Covell addressing the participants CMDR Covell introducing Chaplin Grosman
Cmdr. Covell addressing the participants. Cmdr. Covell introducing chaplin Grossman.
Attendees
Attendees Vice Cmdr. Callahan placing the POW/MIA wreath.
Rifle Salute Salute during Taps
Rifle Salute Salute during taps at the Cudworth Cemetery.
People placing wreaths Placed wreaths
People placing wreaths at the graves. The cemetery looks beautiful for the holidays!



November 11, 2012 Veterans Honoring Veterans.
Again Post 144 treated all Scituate veterans to a free turkey dinner on
veterans day this year at the GAR Hall on Country Way.
Veterans Day at the GAR Hall Inside GAR Hall on Veterans Day 2012
Waiting for the ceremony to start.Ben Garmen played taps. There was a full house this year!
Retired Navy Cmdr. Young enjoying his meal. State Rep. Jim Cantwell
Retired Navy Cmdr. Bob Young enjoying his meal. State Rep. Jim Cantwell enjoyed the festivities. He is seated with Jack Ketterer.
Chaplin Grossman POW/MIA Ceremony
Cmdr. Covell holding the microphone for Chaplin Grossman's invocation. Jack Ketterer and Bob Harkins perform the MIA/POW ceremony.
Kaiti Sullivan August Silva
Kaiti Sullivan sining the National Anthem. Past District Cmdr. August Silva speaking.
Veterans Day meal Head Table
You can see that the meal, by Ellen MacKenzie Caterer, was excellant! Sitting at the head table were officers and members of Post 144.


September 29, 2012 MA Post Pig Roast.
This year we held our pig roast at the farm on Country Way where RC Farms has their pumpkin patch and hayrides to the corn maze. What a great way to end the summer and enter fall. The pig was again provided by Brown Boar Farms of Vermont. Delicious as usual. Jamie's Pub provided coleslaw and potato salad. We had Beer donated by L. Knife. Thank you to those veteran friendly businesses.
The weather wasn't the best for setting up, damp, windy, and cool but the by the time the roast started the wind had died down. Thanks to the set up crew: Steve Litchfield, Bob Callahan, Bob Young, Dennis Badore, Pat Burns, and Rich McDonald.
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Laying out the tent tarp and poles. It was windy and we had a tough time. At one point the whole thing came tumbling down!
Thanks to the skill and knowledge of Steve Litchfield the tent went up and stayed up!
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We finally got it up and started placing the tables and chairs. Here you can see it set up along with the RC Farms tent that they had to sell their wares.
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Left to right: Dylan, Phoebe, and Peter of Brown Boar Farms. Peter is also a member of our post. Just look at these tasty remnants of a 200 lb pig.
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Yes even the Brown Boar Farm 'Pig Man' came to check things out. Here you can see people enjoying a nice New England end of summer pig roast.


September 8, 2012 MA Run for the Fallen.
The first MA Run for the Fallen was held in Scituate and it was a sucessful event. The post performed as a color guard and operated a water station on Edward Foster Road. First Vice Commander, Callahan, ran and walked the 3.1 mile course in his Legion uniform and carried the MIA/POW flag. More pictures will be added.
2012 Run for the Fallen
Ringing the bell for each of the fallen. Flags for the fallen.
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They had Wally the Green Monster there
and two of the World Series trophies.
A moment of silence.
1ST Vice Callahan waiting for the start. And they're off!
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Scituate Legion Post 144 water station. 1st Vice Callahan at the 2.5 mile mark!
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Commander Covell waiting for the Howitzers to go off. Howitzers being fired at Pegotty Beach.


July 2012 Post 144 Officer Installation Dinner at the GAR Hall.

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New officers taking the oath from August Silva. Presenting the new Post 144 officers.
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Rich McDonald, of the SAL, receinving and award. Jerry Barnhouse receiving an award.
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Steve Litchfield receiving an award. Vice Commander, Bob Callahan, giving a gift certificut,
to CMDR. Covell for all the work he has done for the Post.


Presentation of award to Gary Carlo at PJ's Country House on June 14, 2012.

Scituate Post 144 recognized Post member Gary Carlo for his years of service to the veterans of Scituate.
I know that everytime I went to the Town Veterans office Gary always met me with a smile and a handshake.
Gary did an excellant job and the members of the Scituate American Legion Post thank him.
Award to Gary Carlo Award to Gary Carlo
Commander Ed Covell announcing the presentation. Bob McHugh presenting the award to Gary.
Award to Gary Carlo Award to Gary Carlo
Gary opening the eagle award for his service.
Everyone had a great time! They even had a nice band playing for us.






2012 Memorial Day

Another fantastic Memorial Day in Scituate! Not only did we honor the fallen but veterans and their wives socialized at the Oceanside Inn.

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Before going out to lay the wreath. Firing a salute at the laying of the wreath.
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The boys waiting for the p[arade to start. This is at the Town Hall. Jim Cantwell, our State Representative and good friend.
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Just about to step off with Scituate's Veterans Agent, Donald Knapp, and Post 144 Commander Ed Covell in front. Post 144 marching at Contry Way and First Parish Road.
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Approaching the Common. Ex Petty Officer Callahan (Post 144 Vice Commander) next
to the 'Fallen Soldier' display he made.



2012 Saint Patrick's Day Parade

Once again the Scituate Post marched in the parade. The weather was beautiful, the crowds great, and the corned beef and cabbage dinner at the GAR Hall wonderfull.

Thanks to Anita for providing the meal.
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At the start of the parade by the Lawson Common. Marching down First Parish Road.
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Different angle of the color guard. Driver, Bob Young, pulling the float.
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Group of wives and veterans on the float. The crowds on Front Street in the Harbor were huge!



Norwell Veterans Appreciation Day 3/3/12
It was a great event and I for one certainly appreciate the Norwell Post for doing this to honor veterans.
The food and the entertainment were great! What a nice way to spend a Saturday afternoon.
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Post 144 members Reid Oslin, Steve Litchfield, Bob McHue, and Bob Callahan.
The lady is a member of the Norwell post and an Air Force veteran.
Hanover Post 149 Commander Congressional Representative Bill Keating Speaking.



2012 Post Winter Social

A great time was had by members of the post at PJ's Country House in Scituate.
Great food, great prizes, great Yankee Swap, with a great group of people.
Thanks to Wayne for organizing this.
Cocktail hour More Socializing
During the cocktail hour the group mingled and
caught up on happenings.
Waiting for the food.
CMDR Covell Welcoming the guests Steve Litchfield running the Yankee Swap
CMDR Covell greeting the guests. Steve Litchfield running the Yankee Swap.
Having a good time Jerry's Birthday
More socializing. It was also Jerry Barnhouse's birthday. Happy birthday Jerry! Only one candle but you get the idea.



Veterans Honoring Veterans

One again Post 144 assembled at the GAR Hall on Country Way to celebrate
Veterans Day and honor living veterans with a nice turkey dinner.
Rifle Squad: Keven Walsh, Dennis Badore, Bob Callahan, & Bob Harkins.
Gary Vitty was squad leader.
The National Anthem is sung by Kaitie Sullivan and Ben Garman sounded "Taps". .
Commander Covell holds the microphone for Patrick Demateo
who recites the pledge of allegiance.
His brother, Steven Dematteo posted the National Colors
Bob Harkins recites the poem, Flanders Filed.
Joe Kelley shows us the National Guard Award he and his
wife received for the work they have done helping families of soldiers..
We had a good size crowd attend this ceremony and dinner.


September Pig Roast at North Scituate

Post 144 organized a great end of summer pig roast held at the WPA building in
North Scituate. The pulled pork was the best I've ever had! It was a great day.
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A big crowd came and enjoyed the food. Veteran Peter Burrows of Brown Boar Farm in VT. and
his grandson Aidan prepared the pork.

Peter and the pig
Peter Burrows of Brown Boar Farms smoking a whole pig.


September 3rd Humarock Horribles Parade

Post 144 marched in the end of summer Horribles parade in Humarock.
Afterwards we were invited to the Humarock Association clubhouse for a cook out with hot dogs etc.
Color guard: John Broadley, Bob Callahan, Keven Walsh, Ed Covell &
Steve Litchfield carrying the colors.
Dennis Badore driving the truck and in the float
Bob McHugh, Gary Vitty, Jack Ketterer, Doris and Marty.
Marching down Central Ave. towards the center
you can see the flags on the poles that the Post installed.
Dennis Badore enjoying a cool drink after the parade at the Humarock Beach Assoc clubhouse.




July 4th 2011

Scituates July 4th event which was made possible by the Scituate Legion Post 144 and the Town of Scituate.
Thanks to the Scituate Squadron #144 Sons of the American Legion for their help.

Scituate American Legion Post Commander Ed Covell
assembling the flags.
Fire Chief Rick Judge putting up the flags on Front ST.
What a great guy for doing this!
SAL member Glenn Doyle and Legion member Steve Litchfield
assembling the stage on Cole Parkway.
Old Glory flying high over Cole Parkway

USCG Captain Nagle with his uncle Jack Ketterer. Scituate resident Peter Mehegan who
read the Declaration of Independance.

Flags on the poles looking south on
north end of Front St.
Flags purchased by the American Legion Post
Flags on the poles looking south at the south end
of Front St.

Scituate resident, Gen. George Casey Ret. with legion
member Art Dunphy
General Casey with legionnaire Jack Ketterer & Andre Farhat

215th Army Band Visitors to the event.

State Representative Jim Cantwell with General
Sellars of the MA National Guard
USCG helicopter kicking off the event

Zachary Brazao reading Scituate's
Declaration of Independence
Keynote speaker USCG Captain Bob Whitehouse

Post 144 Rifle Squad A couple of Scituate young ladies
celebrating the 4th.



Memorial Day 2011

Members of post 144 celebrated memorial day by marching in the parade and attending a BBQ at the Oceanside Inn hosted by Dennis and Doris.
Scituate American Legion Color Guard approaching. Post Commander Covell on the right.

Scituate Fire Department Color Guard Scituate Police Department Color Guard

At the town hall parking lot before the parade Ed Covell, CMDR, Scituate Post 144 American Legion
speaking at Lawson Common.
Good crowd for an overcast day. Son of American Legion, Rich McDonald.

Rich McDonald at the Oceanside Inn Jack Gill & Ron Wheatley enjoying the day.
Jean Callahan, Mrs. Dunphy, Art Dunphy, and
Steve Litchfield at the BBQ
The Food was fantastic!

Members of Post 144, the SAL, Sons of Union Veterans, and
Sons of Revolutionary War veterans
enjoying the days.
Another great Memorial Day - Let the summer begin!



SAL Officer Installation

At the general meeting in January the officers of the Scituate Squadron #144 Sons of the American Legion were sworn in. The Post is honored to have this fine group of men join us in our duties.
SAL Oath SAL CMDR Taking Oath
SAL officers taking the oath. SAL CMDR. Bob McHugh taking the oath from the Department Vice Commander John Lenotte.
SAL CMDR. Bob McHugh being presented an American Legion Certificate of Appreciation by Post 144 CMDR. Ed Covell.. The new Squadron 144 SAL contingent with DVC John Lenotte presenting the SAL their Charter to Commander McHugh. .



2011 January Post Party

Once again members of Scituate Legion Post 144 had a great time at PJ's Country House. The staff was excellant as was the food. Steve Litchfield ran his Yankee swap and many great gifts were taken home and lots of laughs were had. Dorris provided great beauty aids for the ladies.
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Sitting down, Jack Ketterer and the McCaffertys. What a great venue!
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Wayne, Dennis, and Bob Lorraine, Dennis, Doris, and Kevin having a good time!
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Mary Ford being served great tasting food. Commander Covell thanking everyone for coming.
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Steve Litchfield explaining the rules. Jean Callahan making her way back to the table with her selection.
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Prostrong provided gifts for the ladies. My wife tells me that these productrs are very good





2010 Wreaths Across America

Scituate Post 144 once again decorated the veterans graves and the fallen Police and Firefighters Memorials.
Every December this event puts a holiday touch to the town and remembers the fallen including Michael Kelley.
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2010 Veterans Day Event

Scituate Post 144 sponsored the 2010 Veterans Feeding Veterans event at the GAR Hall on Country Way on November 11th.


CMDR. Covell and Tom Nash Fallen Soldier
Commander Covell with Legionaire Tom Nash.
Fallen soldier display to honor those veterans who did not come home..

Past Vice CMDR Harkins Luncheon
2nd Vice Commander & Navy veteran Bob Harkins on the balcony.
Veterans and guests enjoying the day..

Saluting the flag.
Post rifle squad.



2010 July 4th Ceremony

At 1200 hrs Scituate Post 144 and the folks of the Town of Scituate and surrounding towns assembled on the Town Common to celebrate the 234th birthday of the United States of America.


July 4, 2010 July 4th 2010
Chief of Staff of the Army, General George Casey speaking about patriotism.
Before the event First Vice Commander and Historian, Bob Callahan, surveys the seating area..

July 4, 2010 July 4, 2010
Army, Arriving!
The crowds awaiting the patriotic speeches.

Ed Covell & Gen. Casey Ed Covell and Adam & Samantha
The Covells and Gen. Casey
Cmdr. Covell, Gen. Casey, and the student speakers.

July 4, 2010 July 4th 2010
Saluting the National Anthem
Ex Govenor, Michael Dukakis.

July 4, 2010 Peter Mehegan
Steve Litchfield, State Representative, Jim Cantwell, and Bob McHugh.
Peter Mehegan, of Chronicle fame, reading the Declaration of Independance

July 4, 2010 July 4, 2010
Post Commander , Ed Covell, acknowledging a participant.
Notice the beautiful carving of the eagle by Mr. Kukstis
Good picture of the dias with all the dignitaries.

July 4, 2010 July 4, 2010
Cohasset Sons of the American Legion Color Guard
Many people came to enjoy the speeches.

July 4, 2010 July 4, 2010
Joe Kelley, who lost his son Michael in Afghanistan, speaking.
Mr. Kelley spoke to the idea that Freedon is not Free.
Veterans and active duty personnel enjoying a great day!

July 4, 2010 July 4, 2010
Old Glory flying high above the Town Common atop Franny Littchfield's crane
operated by our good friend David Glancy.
The highest honor anyone can be bestowed.
The Medal of Honor shown here belongs to Mr. Monti's son
, SFC, Jared Monti, from Raynham.

July 4, 2010 July 4, 2010
August Silva, Past Cmdr. District Ten, Current Judge Advocate, District Ten
greeting General Casey.
Bob Callahan, First Vice Commander and Post Historian hanging out with General Casey.

July 10, 2010 July 4, 2010
Bob Callahan and General Casey at the 'meet and greet' held at the GAR Hall on Country Way.
Great food at the GAR Hall.

Flyover
Aircraft from the Air National Guard Fighter wing
flying over the Town Common.



2010 Memorial Day Wreath Laying & Parade

At 0800 hrs we assembled at the Harbormasters building on Cole Parkway and were taken out to the SA gong to lay a wreath
for all the veterans who lost their lives at sea. At 1000 hrs we assembled at the Town Hall to form up for the parade down First Parish Road.
When the parade got to the Town Common we held ceremonies and a very moving speech was given by Navy Captain R.A. Rochford.
Patriotic music was played by the Scituate High School band. After this ceremony we held another flag raising at the Cudworth veterans cemetary.
The day was capped off with a fantastic BBQ at the Scituate Knights of Columbus.


PO3 Callahan Assembly
Petty Officer Callahan doing guard duty.
Gary Vitty & Dennis Badore waiting to board.
Ellenore Grossman a Korean war vet waiting in the back with the wreath.

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Cmdr. Covell holding the Coast Guard boart.
Rifle squad firing a volley at the wreath laying.

Memorial Day 2010 Memorial Day 2010
Wreath laying party back onshore.
Rifle squad firing a salute at the VFW on Rt 3A.

Memorial Day 2010 Memorial Day 2010
The parade is coming
Veterans in the Scituate American Legion Post.

Memorial Day 2010 Memorial Day 2010
American Legion Veterans
Scituates Sons of the Union Veterans

Memorial Day 2010 Memorial Day 2010
Conley Ford, CMDR of the Sons of Union Veterans, Satuit Camp.
Scituate Police Department

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Scituate Fire Department
Scituate Selectmen

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Scituate High School Band
Scituate Knights of Columbus

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Scituate Masons
Mortorcycle Group



2010 Saint Patricks Day Parade

It was held at PJ's Country House on January 16th. A great buffet of fish or beef and the desert was something to die for.
We all had a great time and the Yankee Swap was a lot of fun.


Dennis is keeping the guests in stitches.
View of the crowd.
Flag Presentation to Scituate High School 2010

Scituate High Flag Presentation

On January 27th, Scituate American Legion Post #144 donated a new American flag to the Scituate Public Schools.

Students from the SHS Life Skill Program who accepted the flag on behalf of the Scituate Public Schools were Mary Bradley, Brian Halowack and Gina Dwyer.
State Representative James Cantwell, American Legionnaires Edward Covell, Commander; Steve Litchfield, Dennis Wadley and Jim Wadley and Dr. Susan Martin, Superintendent were in attendance for the ceremony.

2010 Winter Social

It was held at PJ's Country House on January 16th. A great buffet of fish or beef and the desert was something to die for.
We all had a great time and the Yankee Swap was a lot of fun.


2010 Winter Party 2010 WInter Party
Dennis is keeping the guests in stitches.
View of the crowd.
2010 Winter Party 2010 WInter Party
Ron, the Conways, and George.
The buffet line.



Wreaths Across America
Scituate Post 144 and the Sons of Civil War Veterans participated in the 2009 Wreaths Across America program.
It was held at noon on December 12th at Lawson's Common.Then we went to the Cudworth Veterans Cemetary
and placed the wreaths on veterans graves. Following that we went to the Rt 3A, Michael Kelley, bridge to toss
a wreath into the North River to remember Michael who gave his life in Afganistan.
We would like to thank all who helped make this successful especially the Scituate VFW

Rifle squad & bugler
Placing Wreaths
Members of the post rifle squad (Callahan & Bonney) and the bugler.
Speeches and placing of the wreaths at the Soldiers & Sailors monument.

Placing Wreaths at Cudworth
Jim Cantwell
Placing the wreaths at veterans graves in the Cudworth Cemetary.
Our friend, State Representative Jim Cantwell, placing
wreaths on the veterans graves.

Cudworth Cemetary
Bridge
The Cudworth Veterans Cemetary looks very nice. Merry Christmas!
A group forms at the the Michael Kelley Rt. 3A bridge to toss a
wreath into the North River in his memory.



Veterans Honoring Veterans
The post had its annual Veterans Honoring Veterans event on Veterans Day, Novemebr 11th, at the Rive House in Scituate.
It was a grand affair with over 100 turkey dinner served. A great turnout!

2009 Veterans Feeding Veterans
Veterans Feeding Veterans
Members of the post lining up.
Sargeant at Arms Dennis Badore,
lining up the children.

Veterans Day 2009
Veterans Day 2009
The flag at half staff.
The rifle salute.


Cathryn Hodgkins
Ben Garman
Scituate High student, Cathryn Hodgkins,
singing the National Anthem.
Scituate High student, Ben Garman, playing taps.

Chldren participating in the ceremony.
Scouts
Children participating in the ceremony.
Scouts participation.


MIA
 Maura Yanosick
Jack Ketterer ready to do
the MIA ceremony.
Maura Yanosick, speaking below, is
the Founder of the Blue Star Mothers of
Eastern Massachusetts, and a
member of the Board of Directors
of the Homes for Troops program.


Joe Kelley
Doug and Ken
Mr. Kelley, father of KIA, Michael, speaking.
Vietnam veterans Doug and Ken Litchfield.

August Silva
In uniform
Mr. August Silva from the state..
Three of the members in uniform.




September End of Summer Social
The post had its Lobster bake and end of summer social on September 19th, 2009.
It was held at the K of C Hall in Scituate from 1 PM till 5 PM. Over 45 people attended and we were entertained by
the band 'Sagewood Creek'.

KP Duty
Death to Lobster
Dennis and Jim on KP duty.
Steve performing the 'Death to Lobster' ritual.

Tom Laliberte
Vegetable Feats
Tom Laliberte, a Navy Vietnam veteran, helping the post out manning the grill.
Steve watching Rocco performing feats of vegetable magic.

Sagewood Creek
Post Summer Social
The band Sagewood Creek performing. They played great
and had a great repertoire of music.
The members and their guests had a great time.
Some Food we had
Bob and Steve join the band
We had lobster, steamed clams, corn on the cob, cheeseburgers, hotdogs, sausage & peppers,
BBQ'd chicken beer, softdrinks, and great desserts!
After we ate, Bob Callahan and Steve Litchfield joined the band for a few tunes.
Steve is on the drums and Bob is on the far left playing the guitar.
Bob sang; 50,000 Names on the Wall, Wild Rover, Charlie on the MTA, and Bob Dylans, 'You Ain't Gonig Nowhere'.



August 2009 Heritage Days
The post had its both set up on Front Street again in front of Jack Conway's office.
The post sold poppy's, and chances on an American flag and pole and a hand knitted
baby blanket.

2009 Heritage Days
2009 Heritage Days
Manning the booth during Heriatge Days.
Post Historian enjoying a Bahama Mama at the Post booth.
Should have come it was a great time!



July 2009 Officer Installation Dinner
We had our officer installation at the River Club in Scituate. The food was great as was the service!.
The Officers
Jim Cantwell
Presenting the officers.
State Representative, Jim Cantwell, receiving an American Legion Certificate of Appreciation for his support of Veterans in general and specifically for his support of the programs of Scituate American Legion Post #144.

Samantha Lawyer
Adam Crowley, who has just completed his junior year at Scituate High was presented with the American Legion Certificate of Appreciation for his participation in the 2009 Massachusetts Boys State program held at Stonehill College during June, 2009. Adam was selected as an outstanding student in academics and other activities. He had demonstrated outstanding characteristics of leadership, community service, and Americanism, and an interest in government and history..
Samantha Lawyer, who also just completed her junior year at Scituate High was presented with the American Legion Citizenship Medal for her participation in the 2009 Massachusetts Girls State program held at Westfield State College during June, 2009. Samantha was selected as an outstanding student in academics and other activities. She had demonstrated outstanding characteristics of leadership, community service, and Americanism, and an interest in government and history.

Dennis Badore
Bob Callahan
Master at Arms, Dennis Badore, received the AL Gold Badge for Meritorious Service & 100+% recruitment pin (2009)
Historian, Bob Callahan, received the AL Gold Badge for Meritorious Service &
100+% recruitment pin (2009)

Gary Carlo
Jack Ketterer
Service Agent, Gary Carlo, received the AL Bronze Medal of Merit.
Adjutant, Jack Ketterer, received the AL Silver Medal of Merit.

Franny Litchfield
Jim McRae
Member at Large, Franny Litchfield, received the AL Silver Medal of Merit.
Assistant Master at Arms, Jim McRae, received the AL Bronze Medal of Merit.

Tom Reilly
Lou Vanderstreet
Member at Large, Tom Reilly, received the AL Bronze Medal of Merit.
Chaplin, Lou Vanderstreet, received the AL Gold Badge for Meritorious Service &
100+% recruitment pin (2009).

Jim Wadley
Ron Wheatley
Senior Vice Commander, Jim Wadley, received the AL Gold Recruitment Medal (2009) & Legionnaire of the Year (2009) & Recruiter's Pin (2008).
Judge Advocate, Ron Wheatley, received the AL Americanism Medal.

River CLub
Paul Stanley
A good crowd enjoyed a great place!
Paul Stanley could not attend the dinner because of his illness so the officers went
to his house the following Monday to present to him the
2009 American Legion Americanism Medal.

Others who received awards for 2009 but were not able to attend the dinner were:
Stephen Litchfield AL Silver Medal of Merit & Commander's Recruitment Pin (2008)
Bob Harkins AL Bronze Medal of Merit
Gary Vitty AL Bronze Medal of Merit
Bob Young Adjutant's Recruitment Pin (2008)

July Bottle Drive 2009
We have a good time at the dump! Who Doesn't? Come help us and have fun also. This is our biggest money making event for the post.

Marc,Jim, and Bob at the Dump
Dennis Badore
Marc Dean, Jim Wadley (Ducking) and Bob Callahan enjoying the commradship of dump work.
Our task master at the dump, Dennis Badore, Sergeant at Arms.

BReak in the action
Jack GIll
Enjoying a break in the action.
Marine Vet. Jack Gill doing the Scituate Post crucible.

Scituate Memorial Day 2009

At the start
Sons of the Union Veterans
Getting ready at the start
Sons of Union Veterans

Getting in line at the start.
Are we all here yet?


On the way ou to lay the wreath.
Laying of the wreath outside the harbor.
Memorial Day start On the Common
The parade is coming!
Lining up on the Common.

K of C BBQ
K of C BBQ 2
Enjoying a Memorial Day BBQ with the Knights at the K of C Hall
Another shot of the K of C BBQ


More to come.


March 15, 2009 Scituate St. Patricks Day Parade

Franny the Leprachaun Line up
I sse a Leprachaun named Franny!
Lining up for the parade.


January 20 Selectmans Meeting
On Tuesday evening, January 20th, 2009 the Scituate Post 144 went to the selectmans meeting and presented the Fallen Soldier display that was built by Bob Callahan, the Post Historian. The display sits in the lobby of the town hall to commemorate all of the soldiers, sailors, and airmen from Scituate who were killed in action, missing in action, or died while a POW. There is a dog tag on the rifle for each of these servicemen from World War 2 to present. The display will be taken out for the memorial day parade and other fitting events. Our thanks to the town selectmen for allowing us to display this solemn memorial where it can be viewed by many.
Selectmans Meeting Selectmans Meeting
Scituate Post 144 American Legion members in the audience of the selectmans meeting.
Bob Callahan describing the memorial to the Selectmen.

Post COmmander and Post Historian POst 144 members
Scituate Post 144 Commander Ed Covell and Post Historian
and the maker of the memorial, Bob Callahan
Members of Scituate Post 144 in attendance poise for a group shot at the memorial.



January 2009 Post Holiday Party
On Saturday evening, January 17th, 2009 the Scituate Post 144 had thier winter after holiday party at the River Club on Border Street. It was a wonderful way to spend a cold winters night with good food and good friends. Scituate veterans have been socializing this way since the Indian Wars. The food was good as usual and the service was excellant. We had Haddock or roast beef along with potatos, green beans, and a salad. They even had Guinness! A very nice fire in the fire place kept us cozy.
Presentation Table 1
Commander Covell presenting George Dunlap, who served in the Army's 82nd Airborne Division, with an award for continuous service and devotion to duty while volunteering as a member of the rifle squad.
The Litchfields, Paul Stanley, and Mrs. Callahan.

Having Fun Table 2
Your Post Historian, Mr. Callahan, and his better half enjoying the party.
Table of people enjoying themselves.

award Yankee Swap
Commander Covell and George Dunlap.
Steve Litchfield watching Jean Callahan select her Yankee Swap present.

Table 3 Conley Table
Lou Vanderstreet's and John E. Broadley's table.
The Conley Ford table with friends. The guy with the clenched fists was Jack Conway.

Tables 6 and 7 Jim Wadley
Every one was enjoying themselves.
Jim Wadley had so much fun he had to hold his head up!

Dennis Room Shot
Now here is a sharp looking guy. I think we have the best looking Master at Arms.
Look at all those neat presents on the table. Lots of lottery tickets, wine, and liquor. Paul Stanley got
a $25 American Express gift card. Jean Callahan got a lottery ticket that won $2.
Thanks to Doris Badore all the ladies got some hand care products.




Wreath Laying Ceremony
On Saturday December 13, 2008 the Scituate American Legion Post participated in the "Wreaths Across America" program. The Scituate program was organized by Mr. & Mrs. Kelley, whose son Michael was killed in action in Afghanistan, the American Leagion Post 144, Town Veteran Agent Emil Carlo, Sons of the Union Veterans, and the Scituate VFW.
The ceremony started on the Town Common at the Soldiers Monument. Here Mr. Kelley spoke as did the towns state representative, Jim Cantwell, Town Selectman Joseph Norton, Post 144 Commander Ed Covell, and Camp Commander of the newly formed The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Conley Ford. American Legion Chaplin, Eleanor Grossman gave a benediction.
Taps was played by a high school student and the National Anthem sung by Lenae Badger while the flag was raised and a rifle salute was rendered.
Wreath Laying Ceremony Wreath Laying Ceremony
One wreath for each branch of the service was laid at the
Soldiers Monument on the Town common.
Pastor Dan Eddy from Christ Lutheran Church saying a prayer at the
ceremony held at the Cudworth Veterans cemetery.

Wreath Laying Ceremony Wreath Laying Ceremony
Post 144 Master at Arms, Dennis Badore waits to place his wreath
on the common.
Participants picking up wreaths to place on the graves of
veterans at the Cudworth Veterans cemetery.

Wreath Laying Ceremony Wreath Laying Ceremony
Cudworth cemetery all deck out. A beautiful sight.
Veterans remembered for the Season.
Another angle looking at the veterans graves.

Wreath Laying Ceremony Wreath Laying Ceremony
Retired Coast Guard Chief, Tom Reilly rendering a tribute to Michael Kelley
by launching a wreath off the Route 3A bridge named after Michael.
After the ceremonies the participants went to the Scituate VFW post,
who hosted a get together, to socialize.
Left to Right: 2nd Vice Commander, Bob Harkins; Sargeant at Arms, Dennis Badore;
Historian, Bob Callahan; Commander, Ed Covell; Mr. & Mrs. Al Bonney,
Town Veteran Agent, Gary Carlo; 3rd Vice Commander, Gary Vitty;
Judge Advocate, Ron Wheatley; and Chaplain, Eleanor Grossman./CENTER>




November 2008 Veterans Honoring Veterans
On Tuesday November 11, 2008 the Scituate American Legion Post honored veterans by feeding all Scituate veterans a free turkey dinner. The event was held at the River Club. Outside, before dinner, Eleanore Grossman, said a prayer, a rifle salute was rendered, and the veterans saluted the flag. Taps was played and the National Anthem was sung by Caitlyn Rivero. Then all moved inside for a dedication of the Fallen Soldiers memorial by Bob Callahan and speeches by town selectman, Mr. Murray, and Mr. Kelley. A POW/MIA ceremony was held and Vice Commander, Bob Harkins recited the poem: In Flanders Fields
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Wreath Laying Ceremony Veterans feeding veterans
The post's new flag waving proudly in the breeze.
The veterans salute while taps is played.

Fallen Soldier Memorial Dedication Mr. Kelley
The dedication of Bob Callahan's Fallen Soldier Memorial.
Left to right: Conley Ford, past commander, Bob Callahan, Post Historian,
Ed Covell, present Commander, State Representative, Jim Cantwell,
Dennis Badore, Post Master at Arms, Jim Wadley, Senior Vice Commander.
Mr. Kelley speaking about his son Michael who gave his life in Afghanistan.

Fallen Soldier Memorial Dedication Mr. Kelley
We had a good crowd attend the dinner. The food was great as usual.
One of the cards made by St. Luke's Episcopal Church Sunday School students
thanking the veterans for their service.



Heritage Days
August 2008 Post 144 setup up on the sidewalk on Front Street selling poppies for Heritage Days.
Heritage Days 2008

2008 Scituate Post Installation Dinner
Monday night July 14th Post 144 had its installation dinner at the River Club, The following officer were installed by
Augusta Silva the Department of Massachusetts District 10 Judge Advocate and Past Commander :
Commander Ed Covell
1st Vice Commander James Wadley
2nd Vice Commander Robert Harkins
3rd Vice Commander Gary Vitty
Adjutant James McRae
Finance Officer Stephen Litchfield
Sergeant at Arms Dennis Badore
Chaplain
Judge Advocate Ronald Wheatley
Post Historian Robert Callahan
Veterans Service Officer. Gary Carlo
After the installation meeting we settled down to a nice dinner of Shrimp and Scallops, Chicken Marsala, and London Broil. It was a wonderful evening and was very well attended.
Litchfield Call to order
Outgoing Commander, Steve Litchfield, calls the installation meeting to order.

MIA Ceremony August Silva
Lou Vanderstreet and Jack Ketterer conducting the MIA ceremony.
August Silva preparing to swear in the officers.

The installed officers State Officer
The installed officers for 2008.
Judi Brown, District 10 Commander.

2008 Installation 2008 Installation
Outgoing Commander Steve Litchfield receiving the
Commander award from the new Commander, Ed Covell.
Last years Commander receiving a district award for having the best recruitment.

2008 Installation 2008 Installation
Mr. Kelley speaking about his son Michael and what is being done to perserve
his son's memory who was killed in Afghanistan.
Our newest member, Navy veteran, Jack Conway visiting with Polly Logan.

Award recipients Award Recipients
Award Recipients;Top Left to Bottom right: Callahan,
Badore, Carlo, Deneen, and Ketterer.
Award Recipients;Top Left to Bottom right: Litchfield, Reilly,
Vanderstreet, Stanley, Vitty, and Wadley.

Award Recipients
Award Recipients; Left to right: Wheatley and Glancy.


Scituate Memorial Day Parade 2008

Memorial Day 08 Memorial Day 2008
Lt. Cmdr. O'Brien meets RM3 Callahan at the town hall parking lot.
Parade starting line.

Memorial Day Parade 2008 Memorial Day 2008
Veterans and family climbing aboard the float.
Ed Covell & Dennis Badore helping people aboard the float.

Memorial Day 2008 Memorial Day 2008
Engine 1 leading the parade.
Here comes the veterans.
Memorial Day 2008 Memorial Day 2008
VFW & American Legion color guard.
Coming to the intersection on First Parish and Country Way.

Memorial Day 2008 Memorial Day 2008
Scituate Selectmen.
RM3 Callahan (Post Historian) carrying the Navy Flag & Post Master at Arms Dennis Badore with the Army flag.

Memorial Day 2008 Memorial Day 2008
Scituate Knights of Columbus.
Scituate High school Band.

Memorial Day 2008 Memorial Day 2008
Satuit Mason Lodge.
Scituate Little League.

Memorial Day 2008 Memorial Day 2008
Color Guard.
Scituate Police and Fire.

Memorial Day 2008 Memorial Day 2008
Color Guard.
Gary Carlo, veteran agent, speaking.



BBQ at the Knights of Columbus after the Memorial Day Parade 2008


This year the K of C extended an invitation to the members of Scituate Post 144 and the VFW to join them in a picnic. We thank them for their hospitality.
K of C BBQ K of C BBQ
Master at Arms Badore in the chow line.
Vice Cmdr Harkins & Gary Vitty in the chow line.

K of C BBQ K of C BBQ
Conley Ford and others enjoying the lounge.
Nice crowd.

K of C BBQ K of C BBQ
Jim Denneen doing double duty as a member of
both organizations.
Cmdr. Litchfield doing his best to put a hamburger out of it's misery.

K of C BBQ K of C BBQ
The Limbachers enjoying the feast.
Jim and others enjoying the day.



Archived Events

2007 Memorial Day Parade 2007 Post Lobster Bake
Officer Installation - 2006_ August 27th 2006 Lobster Bake_ 2006 Veterans Feeding veterans_ Santa Stroll 2006 2007 St. Patricks Day Parade 2007 Officer Installation 2007 Veterans Feeding Veterans


More Pictures coming soon!
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