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"The fate of unborn millions will now depend, under God, on the courage and conduct of this army."

- George Washington
August 27, 1776

On a warm summer morning in a field at Long Island, New York General George Washington spoke those words to an anxious group of young men gathered there to defend an idea.

Their belief in a free nation where the rights of a citizen were bestowed upon them by God and not by a king was radical at the time, but one worth fighting for, and, if necessary, dying for.

General Washington could not have had any idea at the time how true his words would become.

With the outcome of the struggle gravely in doubt, brave young men summoned the courage to lay upon the altar of freedom their life, their liberty and their fortune.

Included among those early patriots were the boys from Waltham.

As our Nation pauses to honor those who gave the last full measure of devotion in defense of our liberty we owe a special debt of gratitude to every generation of veterans, but especially to those who never made it back to neighborhoods across our city.

As you read their names, please remember that they were the kids that we see today on School Street, and on Lake Street, and on Hall Street, and on Main Street, and on Prentice Street and along Moody Street.

Remember that each of these kids had a unique voice and a hair color and a talent and a fault and a wit and a way of walking and a family left with a deep hole made by their passing.

During an interview for the finale of the highly acclaimed series 'Band of Brothers', based upon the Stephen Ambrose book of the same title, the leader of that band of brothers, Dick Winters, spoke of a grandchild who asked, "Grandpa, were you a hero in the war?". His reply, softly spoken and through misty eyes, remembering his lost comrades, "No . . . but I served in a company of heroes".

If your child ever needs to write a report about a genuine American hero, there are more than three-hundred stories to choose from right here in Waltham.

These boys from Waltham left home for the last time never to see another ball game or to open a Christmas gift or to blow out birthday candles or to see their children grow. They met the tides of history and of circumstance with courage, devotion and selfless determination.

Remember them and pray for them. Pray also for their beloved families who paid a terrible price in handing their souls over to eternity and pray that the cause for which they gave their lives will never be forsaken.

Revolutionary War

Abijah Brown, Jr.
Abijah Childs
Isaac Crosby
Elijah Cutting
Roger Dench
Thomas Gardner

Civil War

Rufus Babcock
William Baldwin
Hiram Banks
Theodore Barnes
Orson Baxter
John Blake
George Brown
Charles Brown
Henry Burgess
Henry Carr
Joe Corrigan
John Dillon
Ed Doherty
John Donnigan
Henry Durivage
Tom Egan
Lyman Fairbanks
George Falls
Lyman Field
Patrick Flynn
John Gillespie
B.S. Harrington
David Hatch
Ed Hatch
William Hayes
Ed Hickey
Joseph Holbrook
Maynard Holbrook
Henry Howe
Roger Kane
George Lawton
Thomas Lawton
Michael McBride
Patrick McGuire
Francis Miles
Leonard Miller
Darius Moore
James Murray
John Newcomb
James O'Hearn
Anderson Posher
Francis Priest
Nahum Rand
F.P.H. Rogers
James Rooney
Horace Sanderson
Samuel Savage
Robert Sherman
Simon Smith
Tom Stickney
George Stone
Daniel Sullivan
Charles Traynor
John Thayer

Spanish American War

George E. Adams
James M. Dermody
Edward P. Doherty
Bernard M. Farrington
Allen M. McCullough
Charles Minnock
Robert J. Parnell
Dominick Walsh

World War I

Charles Bacon
Charles Basile
William B. Benner
Joseph A. Bruce
James B. Chadwick
George A. Chisholm
Raymond J. Collette
Alexander G. Collins
Francis D. Connors
Joseph E. Cormier
Thomas J. Courtney
Charles T. Curtin
Michael Devine
Richard F. Dreyer
Walter Duddy
Allison H. Earle
Louis H. Gorman
Clifton P. Greene
John P. Grogan
Ernest Hamel
Austin E. Harvey
Leslie R. Hodge
Rudolph Isaacson
Walter T. Jensen
Marcel Kwiatskowski
James F. Lally
John L. Lannigan
Harold B. Leach
Timothy Leary
Thomas McDonald
Frank J. McBride
Charles F. McInnes
Charles F. McKenna
James McKernell
Arthur V. Mogan
Arthur P. Mooney
Ernest D. Nealon
Hiram S. Newman
Bromly Palamountain
Domenic Parise
Fred C. Pearson
Albert E. Regan
Charles J. Rennie
Charles A. Sawyer
Joseph T. Sharpe
W. Wellington Sullivan
Stanley C. Swift
John R. Thompson
William A. Thompson
Paul Underwood
Franklin W. Vincent
Walter A. Walsh
James F. Walsh, Jr.
Archie Wheeler
Earl Whittemore
Clifford H. Wilson

World War II

Guido J. Abruzzi
Glen F. Allen
Louis J. Annunciata, Jr.
Raymond J. Arsenault
Walter L. Baldwin
Robert D. Balter
Elmer J. Barden
Francis A. Barnicle
Samuel J. Barron
Anselm L. Belliveau
Richard K. Bills
Leo J. Biron
Edward H. Black
John J. Bononi
Leo A. Boucher
William B. Boulton
Gordon E. Bouret
Gerald C. Breen
Hollis E. Brodrick
John S. Callahan
Charles J. Carney
Armand J. Casale
Henry L. Castagnetti
Robert L. Coleman
Robert E. Collins
Thomas F. Connors
George E. Conant
Frederick Cormier
Joseph P. Coughlan
James P. Cronin
John P. Crossland
Daniel F. Cushing
John DeMatteo
Americo D'Orazio
Ronald B. Dorrington
J. Clarence Doucette
Frederick J. Dowcett, Jr.
William R. Duane
John M. Duffy, Jr.
Harold C. Durkin
Robert W. Elder
S. Barton Eldridge
Richard L. Felt
Alfonse J. Ferrera
Michael Ford
William J. Forte
Paul H. Frechette
Harry Freedman
John F. Furdon
Charles R. Gallagher
John B. Gordon
Vaughn P. Grant
Merrill Grapes
Raymond E. Hadley
Thomas R. Halleran
Roy D. Halloran
James T. Harron
James F. Hart
Raymond F. Healion
Richard K. Henry, Jr.
Glenn C. Hepler
George E. Higgins, Jr.
William R. Hitchcock
William G. Houghton
Herbert F. Ingersoll
Bernard Jacobs
Benjamin F. Jakubik
Edwin E. Johnson
Francis J. Joyce, Jr.
Samuel Kaitz
Phillip F. Keefe
Henry J. Kelly, Jr.
Donald K. Kenneson
Robert A. Klug
Francis H. Kneeland
Philip A. Lanzo
George H. Large
Edward F. LaRosee
Arthur J. Lazazzero
William LeClair
William H. Leonard
Walter Luke
Robert A. Lyons
Joseph T.