Have you visited the Major Fred W. Ritvo Veterans Center headquarters for Cape Ann Veterans Services?
Last year Cape Ann Veterans Services completed an inviting renovation. Adam Curcuru, Director of Cape Ann Services, said that the Compensated Work Therapy Program (CWT), a veterans construction team from Bedford, “did an excellent job. They really took ownership of the program and the building. CWT helps veterans seeking treatment who are not prepared to step back full time into work and putting health first.”
– exterior wall to be future site of the monumental eagle carving from Cameron’s
Lucia Amero pointed to the original thank-you poster listing the people involved with getting the building ready for veterans services back in 1994-95. “Ritvo (the building’s namesake) worked to involve high school students like those taking classes in the electrical shop. Naturally, more work was done over the years to maintain the building.”
Pauline Bresnahan forwards the Cape Ann Veterans Services list. “Please share, boxes will be shipped overseas to arrive in time for the Holidays.” When my kids were at East Gloucester awesome Mrs. Pierce organized for this collection, helping kids understand the significance and giving them an opportunity to be helpful and give back.
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There was a respectful area set aside for the participants and families and incredible music. The poignant service made many cry.
Mayor Romeo-Theken sweeping gesture to the Fort, a heartfelt and knowing welcome
I folded some of Pauline Bresnahan’s great photographs into my photos for this post. Thanks for sharing, Pauline, they’re beautiful! I may add in excerpts from Linda Greenlaw’s beautiful tribute – optimism and the program details.
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