Our Fallen Heroes
2011 Fallen Heroes Memorial Remembrance Ceremony
On Saturday, June 18, 2011, the AWHS community remembered its fallen heroes with a ceremony which included adding a hero to its monument. The Fallen Heroes Memorial Remembrance honored Lt. (jg) Frederick Murphy '66, USNR during this year's ceremony.
The ceremony opened with the posting of the colors by the Braintree Veterans Council and the American Legion Post 86 members, followed by the National Anthem which was sung by members of the AWHS school chorus. Remarks were made by Dr. Carmen Mariano, Mary Lou Sadowski, and other graduate and family members to all the heroes that have sacrificed their lives for our freedom.
2010 Fallen Heroes Remembrance Ceremony:
2009 Inaugural Ceremony:
On June 13, 2009 family, alumni, friends and veterans gathered for the memorial dedication ceremony for the Fallen Heroes monument in memory of the Archbishop Williams High School graduates who gave their lives while in service to our country. Keynote speakers included Brigadier General James C. McConville '77, U.S. Army and Edward A. Smyth '61, Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired). The Very Reverend Richard Erikson, the Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia, Archdiocese of Boston and a Chaplain, Colonel in the U.S. Air Force, offered the blessing. Alumna Kelly Marshall '04 performed the National Anthem.
Click here for Patriot Ledger article reporting on this event.
If you were unable to join us for the ceremony, the following documents are available to download:
Lt. Paul Michael Grafton'55 United States Navy Reserve
Captain William E. Hingston Jr. '58 United States Army
1st Lt Paul J. Pedranti '59 United States Air Force
1st Lt Robert Edward Ryan '65 United States Air Force
Sgt. James Michael Barry '68 United States Army
Sgt. Daniel J. Londono '00 United States Army
1st Lt. Robert S. Carley '66, United States Air Force
Lt. (jg) Frederick M. Murphy ’66, United States Navy Reserve
A Fallen Heroes Memorial Fund and individual scholarships in honor of our heroes have been established to benefit our current students. For further information please contact the Development Office at 781-843-3610