On a sunny chilly Veterans Day a few Dedham residents going about their day in the Square took to a moment to share their reflections with Patch.
"I think of my time in Korea," veteran Tom Donahue said. "It wasn’t the best time of my life."
He said as he adjusted his air force baseball cap. "I think of guys I knew, some who died and some who lived."
Len Farnham said as someone older than 50, the day makes him think that he has yet to see a useful war.
"We basically [lost] gigantic amounts of money," he siad. “No war has been fought for our way of life in the past 50 years,” he concluded.
Robert Barburto said he was pleased that more troops are coming home this year as troop withdrawls in Iraq continue.
The Town of Dedham is planning a re-dedication of Veteran's Memorial Field at Stone Park at , which will take place before the annual Thanksgiving football game between Dedham and Norwood High School. The ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will honor past, present and future veterans from Dedham.
Correction: a previous version of this story erroneously reported the time of the rededication ceremony on Thanksgiving. It is at 9:30 a.m.