Page 6 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – Friday, May 31, 2019 MEMORIAL DAY | FROM PAGE 3 ett Veterans Services Commissioner Jeanne Cristiano highlighted the senator’s continued support for those who have served. “Sen. DiDomenico has been a champion for our veterans,” she said. Mayor Carlo DeMaria spoke about the history of Memorial Day and how it “arose from the ashes of the Civil War.” He said Memorial Day, originally known as Decoration Day, was created in May 1868 by Gen. John Logan, Katie Duff and Brian Toney sang “God Bless America” and “America the Beautiful.” Army Maj. John Cristiano Army Maj. John Cristiano (left) and Sgt. Maj. Thomas Ardita called the names of those veterans who have passed away since Memorial Day last year. the commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic. In February 1887, the day was officially recognized by the U.S. Congress as a federal holiday. DeMaria also remembered Award-Winning Landscaping Servicing the North Shore for over 38 Years those from Everett who never came home from World War I, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. “I can think of no greater pain than losing a loved one,” he said. Army Sgt. Maj. Thomas Ardita In addition, DeMaria said that after years of being in disrepair, the Gold Star Pavilion has been restored. “This structure once again honors Gold Star mothers and their families,” he said, adding that the pavilion will be dedicated in September. NOW BOOKING NEW CUSTOMERS! DON’T WAIT! Call 781-321-2074 Pavers * Walkways * Patios * Driveways * Pool Decks Planting * Perennials * Shrubs * Trees New Lawns * Sod * Hydroseed Flowers/Annuals/Mums * Conventional Seeding * Synthetic Complete Maintenance * Cleanups (Spring & Fall) * Lawn Cutting, Edging & Weeding * Lawn Fertilizer Programs * Trim & Prune Shrubs * Mulching, Thatching Interlock Block * Fire Pits * Sitting Walls * Pillers Landscape Lighting * Design * Install * Repair * Night Illumination

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