The first annual Veterans Day breakfast drew a full house to the auditorium at City Hall.
Mayor Ted Bettencourt paid special tribute to the city's World War II veterans Sunday in an inaugural annual breakfast for Veterans Day held at City Hall. The packed event, which occurred prior to the formal ceremonies conducted later that morning outside City Hall, sought to honor all Peabody residents who served the United States in the armed forces and give special recognition to those of the "Greatest Generation." This year's Veterans Day ceremonies were hosted by the Portuguese-American War Veterans.
Mayor Bettencourt will host a breakfast for the city's war veterans Sunday, particularly those who served in World War II, as a new part of the city's annual Veterans Day ceremonies.
They fought the Nazis and Japanese forces, they put their lives on the line for the country they believed in, and then came home and went to work. They were called the "Greatest Generation" for all those reasons and more. At a time now when there are few veterans left from World War II, Mayor Ted Bettencourt would like to pay some small tribute to Peabody's soldiers on Veterans Day this Sunday. Bettencourt is hosting the 1st Annual Peabody Veterans Day Breakfast Sunday morning at City Hall. The inaugural breakfast will honor all Peabody residents who served the United States in the armed forces and will include a special commemoration for veterans of World War II. “The men and women who have served our country in the armed forces deserve …