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Due to Governor Baker’s new rules announced 8/07/20 the Post is closing tomorrow 8/11/2020. The new rules say establishments with food licenses and serve alcohol must have more than pre made food. Pretzels, pizzas, hotdogs are considered pre made. The city has been going around today notifying various establishments like ours that we have to close tomorrow. We will try to figure out a work around. If anyone has some intel from other posts we would like to hear from them. They indicated we need a cook and a menu. They also indicated it may be December before we are allowed to open. . I will keep you posted as we get more information. JOHN
Thomas H. Williamson, of Squantum, one of the charter members of the Nickerson Post, passed away on July 13, 2020, after a short illness at the age of 95. According to his obituary published in the Quincy Sun, “Thomas was born and raised in Quincy and graduated from Brown University in 1952. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He helped set up a U.S. Post Office on occupied Okinawa with the assistance of fifty Japanese prisoners of war. They worked heartily because he respected his common humanity with them. After peace with Japan was signed, American soldiers had to wait for a ship to take them home. Some GIs asked Tom, a corporal, to drill them in marching on parade. He did, helping them exchange boredom for pride.” A Memorial Service for him will be held at the First Church of Squantum.
The flag raising ceremony on the 4th was recorded and is now on YouTube:
Iif you would like to see it here is the link:
It is my pleasure to announce the 2020 North Quincy High School ROTC scholarship awards.
G. Sergeant Francis J. Thorpe Scholarship:
Connor N. Kulig
Lance Corporal Christopher C. Donahue Scholarship:
Shannon Barbara Boylan
North Quincy High School AFROTC Scholarship for Military Excellence:
Cadet Philip Austin
North Quincy High School AFJROTC Scholarship for Scholastic Excellence:
Cadet Abigail Der
THE AMERICAN LEGION Scholastic Excellence Medal:
Cadet Alexander Gu
THE AMERICAN LEGION Military Excellence Medal:
Cadet Nicholas Chen
We would like to congratulate these fine Cadets for their achievements.
The other awards go to the Atlantic Middle School and Squantum Elementary School: The receiptents are:
Atlantic Middle School: Loukas Feehan and Madeline Smith
Squantum Elementary School: Nicholas Ambroult and Elle Blaton
Congratulations to all.
Paul Prefontaine reports we had 18 donors, of which 4 were Double Red (Platelet donors) at the blood drive on the 19th. Our next blood drive is scheduled for October. Details will be in the next newsletter.