THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, JUnE 7, 2024 Page 5 A Woman Stands in Remembrance By Joanie Allbee O n the Memorial Day observance at Riverside Cemetery (164 Winter St.) in the Veteran’s Lot, there is a familiar sight year after year. It’s Carole Ludwig Drake covering her husband’s grave. During the ceremony, Saugus Veterans Council Commander Steve Castinetti gives the orders to cover the graves with fl ags. Once again, with fl ag in hand, Carole is at her resting soldier’s side, the honorable U.S. Army Medic Douglas Drake. She gently reaches over to place his fl ag in the veteran’s marker. Medic Drake served overseas in Germany in the Korean War. Douglas and Carole were married at St. John’s Episcopal Church on Feb. 10, 1957. Together, they shepherded their children Doug Jr., Daniel and Debra. (Doug Jr. achieved the high rank of Eagle Scout.) Veteran Douglas passed at age 63, leaving 39 years of wedded bliss. Carole has two grandsons (both Eagle Scouts) and one great-granddaughter. Carole is a true Saugonian and a graduate from the Saugus High Class of 1954. Her this world a better place. Carole is inspired by the late Rosalynn Carter and lives by one of her famous quotes: “Do what you can to show you care about other people and you will make our world a better place.” 8 Norwood St. Everett (617) 387-9810 Open Tues. - Sat. at 4:00 PM Closed Sun. & Mon. Announcing our Classic Specials Dine In Only: * FREE Salad with purchase of Entree, Tuesdays & Wednesdays * Cheese Pizza - Only $10 Carole Ludwig Drake honored her husband, U.S. Army Cpl. Douglas Drake, at the Memorial Day ceremony at Riverside Cemetery at the Veteran’s Lot on May 25. (Courtesy photo of Joanie Allbee) family owned and operated Ludwig Cleaners on Vine Street. Miss Ludwig grew up surrounded by military folk. Carole’s seven uncles are buried in Riverside Cemetery. Three of her uncles are buried in the Veteran’s lot: World War II U.S. Navy Herbie Ludwig and Jim Ludwig and World War I U.S. Navy Samuel Ludwig. Carole was a Cub Scout Leader and volunteered throughout the years with countless organizations. She is often found trying to make Catch ALL The Live Sports Action On Our Large Screen TV’s Scan & Follow Us on Facebook! www.810bargrille.com SABATINO/MASTROCOLA INSURANCE AGENCY 519 BROADWAY EVERETT, MA 02149 Auto * Home * Boat * Renter * Condo * Life * Multi-Policy Discounts * Commercial 10% Discounts * Registry Service Also Available Sabatino Insurance is proud to welcome the loyal customers of ALWAYS READY TO SERVE YOU: Our Staff are, Emma Davidson, Jeimy Sanchez, Josephine Leone, Marie D’Amore, Rocco Longo, Z’andre Lopez, Anthony DiPierro, Darius Goudreau, Laurette Murphy, Danielle Goudreau and Tina Davidson. PHONE: (617) 387-7466 FAX: (617) 381-9186 Visit us online at: WWW.SABATINO-INS.COM

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