2.2 min readBy Published On: November 5th, 2015Categories: Features0 Comments on Veterans Day

How you can thank a vet!

Veterans Day is next week on Wednesday, November 11th, and to help thank our veterans and show our support there are two great local initiatives to do just that!

Go Green:
Show your support for veterans by lighting up a green light bulb in your home in a visible spot from the street by Veterans Day.  Greenlight a Vet is a project that uses the green light bulb to spark conversation about our veterans and their needs as well as show our support for these brave men and women.   So by November 11th – Veterans Day – place a green light bulb on your porch, in your window or in your office.  Let’s go green, Southie! 

True Value Hardware Store at 105 Dorchester Street will be selling green light bulbs with this in mind! Joyce Lebedew Real Estate has generously donated the first 100 light bulbs. So make sure to get yours this weekend!    

Buy a treat:

The kids of the South Boston Neighborhood House will be hosting a bake sale at the Cranberry Cafe.  All funds raised will go to Mass Fall Heroes –  https://www.massfallenheroes.org  Stop by and show your support! 

Southie Vets:
The VFW Post 561 – Thomas J. Fitzgerald Post (715 East Fourth Street) – will celebrate Veteran’s Day on Wednesday at 9 a.m with a parade march to St. Brigid’s Chapel, and a memorial Mass.  there will also a flag retirement ceremony at 10am at Fort Independence at Castle Island.  If you have a worn or damaged flag, you are encouraged to bring it.  

Support the Patriots Home Project:
Mix and mingle with your friends and neighbors and help support the Patriots Homes Project – affordable housing for veterans and their families.  On Tuesday, November 10th, enjoy a screening of the the new film “The Wristwatch” and then stick around for post movie mixer with DJ, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction and give aways.   

About “The Wristwatch”
Four characters’ lives are transformed when they come into contact with a supernatural wristwatch that reveals the light and darkness within and brings forth a higher level of consciousness.  Two of the films leading actors, Pat Fitz (son of Bob Monahan, South Boston Neighborhood Development Corporation Board President)  and Bill Porter are in town to host this special screening.  

Here is a link to the official movie trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KwSDGvO7CQ

To purchase tickets visit: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-wristwatch-boston-screening-tickets-19130251096