Revere to Hold Memorial Day Exercises Monday, May 27, 2013
May 9, 2013
Mayor Daniel Rizzo is pleased to announce that this year’s Memorial Day Exercises will be held on Monday, May 27, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. on the lawn of the American Legion Building at 249 Broadway.
Guest Speaker for the ceremony will be Brigadier General (Retired) Thomas J. Sellars. Brigadier General Thomas J. Sellars was born in Brockton. He attended Stoughton High School; earned both a BS and Masters Degree in Business Administration at Anna Maria College, Paxton, MA and a Master of Science Degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. He enlisted in the Massachusetts Army National Guard in September 1974, receiving his commission from the Mass Military Academy on Jul 25, 1977. BG Sellars’ awards include: The Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Iraq Campaign Medal and many other awards and decorations. Throughout his career he has held an assortment of important command and staff positions. Brigadier General (Ret.)Sellars currently holds the position of Assistant Adjutant General and Executive Officer of the Military Division, Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He is married to the former Nancy Mann of Randolph. They have one son, Sergeant First Class Jason Sellars.
The Master of Ceremonies for the event will be Director of Veterans’ Services, Nicholas Bua. Mr. Bua is an Air Force veteran serving in France during the Vietnam era. He has been active in veteran’s affairs since 1980. Appointed to the V.A. Medical Center Advisory Board, he earned his 500-hour pin. Mr. Bua has served on many committees performing duties at both the Chelsea Soldiers Home, and the V.A. in Jamaica Plain.
The ceremony will include the laying of wreaths, musical selections, the playing of taps and a recitation of the names of Revere’s war dead from the Revolutionary War through the Gulf War. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved inside the American Legion Hall. Refreshments will be provided by the American Legion Post #61.