BOSTON – Next weekend, State Senator Nick Collins will host the 2023 St. Patrick’s Day breakfast at the Ironworkers Local 7 Hall in South Boston. Joining him is South Boston native and former State Veterans’ Secretary Coleman Nee. The United States Marine Corps Veteran and President of Triangle inc. will be the 118th Chief Marshal at this year’s St Patrick’s Day parade.
Coleman served in the Marine Corps and deployed during the Persian Gulf War. Since that time, he has continued to give back to those who incurred wounds or disabilities during their time in the armed forces and currently serves as National 2nd Jr Vice Commander for the Disabled American Veterans. He served for five years as the Commonwealth’s Secretary of Veterans’ Services from 2010 to 2015. He is the current Chief Executive Officer of Triangle Inc., a nonprofit organization serving persons with disabilities. Operating in six different locations, Triangle Inc. assists thousands of clients with trainings, advocacy work, residential services and work readiness programs.
“Coleman Nee is one of the most dedicated, selfless people I know.” Said Senator Collins. “He is someone who has dedicated his life to service: to our country, to our state, and through his continued work on behalf of people with disabilities, our community.”
“I can’t express how humbled and honored I am to be named Chief Marshal for this year’s Parade, and to have the chance to speak at this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast,” said Coleman Nee, “As a proud son of South Boston, it will be great to see so many happy faces I know from the community, and so many colleagues that I had the pleasure of working with as Veterans’ Secretary while serving Veterans throughout the Commonwealth. I want to thank Senator Collins for his advocacy for our Veterans and for the immense privilege to attend and participate in this year’s Breakfast.”
Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Co-host of Caught Up, storyteller, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.
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