On a day of remembrance, I was asked to take some photos at Matondi Square in Medway. This morning I was with Chief (ret MPD) and Mrs. Saleski to meet with Medway High School Senior, Sreenidhi Ravipati as she placed tribute stones at the foot of the war memorials. Each stone was for Medway residents who have passed while serving the country. Below are Sreenidhi’s words about the project and those who helped her. Well done Sreenidhi.
Every year, 9/11 is a day to remember and honor who we lost. I was not alive at that time but I think that makes it even more important that I help remember. From my ambassador year, in 8th grade, and through all my alumni years in Project 351, until now, I have led a 9/11 tribute service. The weeks leading up, I collect wish list items for the Mass Military Heroes Fund and then on the day of 9/11, I go into Boston to join a couple other ambassadors and alumni to make care packages for our troops and veterans. This year, due to Covid, I was unable to lead our usual service but I still wanted to do something to honor this day. With Mr. Saleski’s help, I was able to get the names of our fallen heroes, military members who died while serving, and their branch of service. My friends and I then got together to make stones for each person. As I got to learn about a few, I was touched by their stories. Our town is filled with many amazing people and I am so incredibly grateful that I could help honor a few.
The friends who helped me were Molly Britton, Maisie Donohue, Rena Weafer, and Maevis Fahey. I wouldn’t have been able to do this without their help 🙂