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This Day in Norwood History-October 8, 1946-110 War Veterans Honored At St. Peter’s Celebration

HEAD TABLE GUESTS who addressed the gathering of over 400 at the “Welcome Home” for ex-servicemen of St. Peter’s Parish included (left to right) Commander of the Legion Post; . Smith; ; Rev. Edward Naguszewski, pastor St. Adalbert’s , Hyde Park; Rev. Hippolyte Zawalich, pastor of St. Peter’s Church and toastmaster at the banquet; Rt. Rev. , pastor of St. Catherine’s Church; and Selectman Charles F. , and , of the . (Surette Photo)

A jubilant “Welcome Home” party was given to 110 former servicemen of St. Peter’s parish by St. Veronica’s Women’s Society and St. Peter’s Men’s Society at Sunday afternoon.

Several notable speakers paid tribute to the men of the parish who served their country in , They included: Ht. Rev. Jeremiah F. Minihan, Congressman Richard B. Wigglesworth, , Town Manager , Representative , Chairman Harry B. Butters, of the Board of Selectmen. Commander Arthur Gleichauf, of the Legion, and Vice Commander, of the of Foreign Wars.

Five were present and each was presented with flowers. They were: Mrs. Victor Milosjewski, Mrs, Witold Juskiewicz. Mrs. Adolf Utorka, Mrs. Helen Dennehy and Mrs. Sophie Alexandrowicz.

The affair was attended by 420 persons.

Introductory remarks were made by Chairman and Rev. , toastmaster, and pastor of St. Peter’s Church. The invocation was given by Rev. of St. Adalbert’s Church. Hyde Park.

Joe Kulik’s radio orchestra from New Bedford played following the banquet.

The committee in charge was as follows: Rev. H J Zwalich; Edward Wisnieswski and Joseph Adamonis, representing St. Peter’s Society were Mrs. Rose Walukiewicz and Mrs. Mary Jankowski, representing St. Veronica’s Society.

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