Veterans Day: The Sequel

Veterans never tire of serving their country — or their community.

Each year, Bedford Middle School marks today by hosting veterans from the Y’s Men. They talk about what they did, why and how they did it, and provide an important link to yesterday for tomorrow’s leaders.

This morning’s event was lively. A number of veterans brought mementos of their service. Their stories were insightful, poignant — and often laced with a bit of humor.

Among the attendees were the 2 most recent grand marshals of Westport’s Memorial Day parade: Leonard Everett Fisher (left, below), and Bob Satter.

Leonard Everett Fisher and Bob Satter

(Photo/January Stewart)

Both are World War II veterans. Though — except for their uniforms — you wouldn’t know it by looking at them.

3 responses to “Veterans Day: The Sequel

  1. Leonard Everett Fisher grew up in Brooklyn and was close friends with my cousin Martin Wunsch who died last year. Martin was also in WW2. I’m glad that at least one of his friends is still with us.
    A. David Wunsch
    Staples 1956

  2. Dan –
    As this is vets day and you have posted a pix of the Doughboy on his pedestal, I want to alert you to what I think is a careless and sad – on this day particularly – neglect of that extraordinary statue. Some months ago I noticed that the spotlights for Doughboy were out. I complained to Parks& Rec about this – they had no idea – and the lights were subsequently fixed.
    Doughboy is splendid when seen at night. Yesterday eve I went by to pay my respects and there he was, once again in the dark. I think it is a shame, in the 100th anniversary year of the Great War and on Vets Day, that this memorial statue, which is such a unique expression of courage and fortitude, appears to be continually neglected.
    Many of us go our way each day with barely a thought for the enormous sacrifices made over the years, and in the present, by those who fought and died to keep us free. This is as it should be, I suppose. But on the one day set aside to honor those who have gone to war and not come back, it does seem the memorials to their sacrifice ought to be honored and properly maintained.

  3. I’m so proud of my Dad!