Friday, November 13, 2020
At the start of this week of honoring veterans I participated in a remarkable ceremony to dedicate the Sgt. George Veloza Way in Wilmington in Honor of Sgt. Veloza a WWII Veteran and Silver Star and Purple Heart recipient who fought in Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge.
This wonderful event was attended by members of the Veloza family, representatives of the Wilmington, MA. Veterans Services Wilmington, Massachusetts public safety departments including Wilmington, MA Police Department and Wilmington, MA Fire Department, Selectboard, town officials, State Representative Dave Robertson for State Rep, the American Legion Riders 221 - Bedford, MA, and others in honor of Sgt. Veloza.
Sgt. Veloza Way is located off of McDonald Road. I hope all who live on or travel along Veloza Way over the coming decades will keep his name and story in their hearts.