Hingham’s Veterans Day Commemoration


Matt Dwyer

Veterans stand to commemorate their specific branch of service as its anthem is played by the band.

Rose Flynn and Matt Dwyer

This Wednesday, the town of Hingham celebrated Veteran’s Day at Town Hall. Hingham High School’s Class of 2017 welcomed veterans and their families to a complimentary breakfast.  Class president, Max Giarusso and class advisors Ms. O’Connor and Mr. Raymond welcomed veterans and their families, and our volunteer chefs prepared a breakfast with muffins, eggs, ham, English muffins, beans, orange juice, and coffee. Many volunteer students, including Rachel Bieling, Eliazabeth Croteau, Lexi Devine, Natalie Gebhardt, Anna Kay, and Brad Patterson arrived to help serve food to the veterans. Friends and families gathered at tables to chat, recall old memories, and make new ones. As the breakfast crowd cleared, the ceremony moved upstairs to the Town Hall’s Sanborn Auditorium, for band performances, addresses, awards, and thanks. The Hingham High School Band opened the ceremony with “The American Heritage” and Kalli Germyn sange the national anthem. Fr. Sinisia Ubiparipovic of St. Paul’s parish invocated the ceremony, and HHS band then played the “Armed Forces Medley.” The ceremony moved on as Representative Garrett Bradley and Senator Bob Hedlund awarded Keith Germyn with a certificate of honor of appreciation for his multiple tours of duty in Iraq and service to the VFW. The ceremony concluded after Lt. Karen L. Kuthkiewicz told riveting stories from her time in the Coast Guard, and finally as the Boy and Girl Scouts laid the memorial wreath.