THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – Friday, May 31, 2019 Page 3 Air Force Lt. Col. McSwain leads Memorial Day Service H By Christopher Roberson aving retired from the U.S. Air Force five years ago, Lt. Col. Matthew McSwain was excited to don his full regalia once again during the city’s Memorial Day service at Glenwood Cemetery. “Today, we remember,” he said during his keynote address on May 27. “When I put my uniform back on, it brought back a flood of memories.” McSwain said he spent much of his 22-year career in Combat Search and Rescue, deploying pararescue jumpers from UH/1N and HH60G helicopters, in a unit known as the “Jolly Green Giants.” “When someone called us, that meant someone wasn’t having a good day,” he said. McSwain also said he attended a number of Ramp Ceremonies in Iraq and Afghanistan. The ceremony is held to honor a fallen comrade before the soldier's body is flown home. The Everett Police Department Honor Guard Veterans Services Commissioner Jeanne Cristiano during this year’s Memorial Day service on May 27 at Glenwood Cemetery “These typically take place in the middle of the night,” he said. There’s a lot that goes through your mind during a ceremony like that.” McSwain said he spent his fiAir Force Lt. Col. Matthew McSwain delivered the keynote address. nal years in the Air Force commanding Detachment 345 of the Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. “I truly had one of those full circle careers,” he said. “My military career was bigger than I ever could’ve imagined.” Speaking on behalf of State Rep. Joseph McGonagle, who was attending the Memorial Day service in Washington, D.C., staff member Dianne Lees said a Community Living Center with 154 beds was recently constructed at the Soldiers’ Home in Chelsea. She said additional veteran housing has also become available following the passage ENCORE CASINO DRIVING OPPORTUNITY!! Everett Car Service has exclusive rights to pick up all visitors in front of new $2.6B Encore Casino. Well over 40,000 visitors estimated daily and Everett Car is the only license holder in the city to service the Casino. Major opportunity to make money driving taxi – 50/50 split. Both day and night shifts available - call us now at 781-322-9400 or email dmorovitz@maldentrans. com. Good driver history a must! Please bring copy of driver history (from Registry) to interview. EOE (Advocate Photos by Christopher Roberson) of the state’s $1.8 billion housing bond bill. In addition, Lees said the Massachusetts Global War on Terrorism Welcome Home Bonus went online in February and is designed to “expedite bonus payouts.” She also said that that in March, the state’s Vietnam veterans were given a formal welcome home at the State House – 44 years after the conflict ended. Speaking on behalf of State Sen. Sal DiDomenico, who was also in the nation’s capital, EverMEMORIAL DAY | SEE PAGE 6 8 Norwood St. Everett (617) 387-9810 www.eight10barandgrille.com Kitchen Hours: Mon-Thurs: 12-10pm Fri-Sat: 12-11pm Sunday: 1pm-10pm Lunch Menu! Enjoy our Famous $10 Served Mon. thru Fri. ‘til 3:30 PM Choose from 16 Items! Grilled Rib Eye Steak! Only $22.00 includes Two Sides Every Friday FRESH HADDOCK DINNER Prepared Your Way! Includes two sides Now Featuring our BREAKFAST PIZZA & OMELET MENU Saturday & Sunday Only Served until 3:30 PM Mayor Carlo DeMaria

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