THE MARINE CORPS JROTC CADETS of both Salem High School and Beverly High School performed two patriotic demonstrations with precision at the 13th annual Veterans Dinner Social, the meaning of “Old Glory” and the meaning behind the 13 folds in the flags presented to the families of fallen military personnel. They were directed by Sgt. Maj. John W. Sumner, USMC (ret) of Salem H.S. and MSgt. Andrew Walters, USMC (ret) of Beverly H.S. (Maureen Doherty Photo)



MARINE CORPS JROTC Cadets fold the American flag with precision as the meaning behind each of the 13 folds was explained by Sgt. Maj. Ken Oswald USMC (ret).



A WONDERFUL time with family and friends was enjoyed by members of the Vitale, Morgan and Savarese families at the Veterans Social.



PURPLE HEART recipient Michael Bartlett (seated at head of table, far left) who served in Iraq, enjoys the veterans social with family and friends at the Hillview.



VETERANS’ DIRECTOR Sue Magner (seated center) is thrilled to have so many family members home for the upcoming holidays. Attending the 13th annual Veterans Social dinner were (from left): daughter Giselle Magner with boyfriend Mathieu Bourguignon; niece Natalia Bernard with boyfriend Rich; brother Dan Bernard; Sue’s boyfriend Larry Ready and her son, Christopher Magner (standing) who spent over 20 years in the Marines and is now a master sergeant in the reserves. (Maureen Doherty Photo)



VETERAN RICH GIORDANO was thrilled to win a Santa-theme raffle prize during the 13th annual Veterans Dinner Social held Saturday at Ultra Chic at the Hillview. (Maureen Doherty Photo)



ENJOYING LOTS of laughs together at Saturday’s Veterans Dinner Social at Ultra Chic at the Hillview were (seated from left): Rich Giordano, Maureen Stevens and Pat Fillmore; (standing from left): Heidi and Frederick Veader and Paul Fillmore.




AMONG THOSE having a good time at the Veterans Dinner and Social at the Hillview and catered by Ultra Chic were (from left): Bill and Audrey Kinsley, Mary and Doug Staples, Edith Johnston and Tammy Baker.


Veterans Day ceremony honors sacrifices made by vets and their families

Scenes from town’s Veterans’ Day ceremony