Archives For Honor


Funeral services for Edward Walsh, Michael Kennedy set

WEST ROXBURY, Mass. — Hundreds filled the small fire house on Centre Street in West Roxbury Friday night to honor two fallen firefighters who called this Boston neighborhood home.

Miles away from Engine 33 on Boylston Street, there wasn’t an empty space inside Engine 30.

Watch NewsCenter 5’s report on vigil | Watch report on procession for Lt. Walsh

Lt. Edward Walsh and Firefighter Michael Kennedy died Wednesday when they were trapped fighting a fire in a brownstone apartment building in the Back Bay.

Among those in attendance, Sean Monahan, who grew up with Kennedy.

Photos: Growing memorial for firefighters

“He was just always there for you. Whatever you needed, he was there and that’s why these people are here. He touched so many people,” said Monahan. “When I first heard, it had to be a mistake, it couldn’t, it couldn’t be him. He was the last person you would think that would happen to. Of all those people down there he was just such a strong individual, mentally, physically.”

Fund for firefighters’ families

Kennedy’s girlfriend was surrounded by friends and family.

Firefighters injured in the Beacon Street fire came with their families to show support.

A wake and funeral Mass for Walsh will be held at St. Patrick’s Church in Watertown, where he grew up. The wake will be from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Kennedy’s wake will be Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at P.E. Murray Funeral Home in the West Roxbury neighborhood. His funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Holy Name church in West Roxbury.

Forty-three-year-old Walsh was married with three children under age 10. Thirty-three-year-old Kennedy, a former Marine, was single.


TOLEDO, Ohio – At the Ohio Air National Guard base near Toledo, Lt. Col. Frank Dailey still can’t believe the honor recently bestowed upon him. Watch the video 8-year-old boy pays it forward

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Lt. Col. Frank Dailey
 CBS NEWS

“It’s incredible being recognized in such a manner,” he says.

It happened at a Cracker Barrel, of all places. As the security camera shows, Dailey entered the restaurant on Feb. 7 for an early lunch. At about the same time, 8-year-old Myles Eckert came in with his family.

Myles was very excited. He’d just found a $20 bill in the parking lot. He’d started thinking of what he could spend it on.

“I kind of wanted to get a video game, but then I decided not to,” Myles says.

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Myles Eckert
 CBS NEWS

He changed his mind when he saw the guy in uniform.

“Because he was a soldier, and soldiers remind me of my dad,” Myles explains.

And so, with his dad in mind, Myles wrapped the $20 in a note that read, “Dear Soldier — my dad was a soldier. He’s in heaven now. I found this 20 dollars in the parking lot when we got here. We like to pay it forward in my family. It’s your lucky day! Thank you for your service. Myles Eckert, a gold star kid.”

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Myles wrapped the $20 in a note and gave it to Lt. Col. Frank Dailey.
 CBS NEWS

Army Sgt. Andy Eckert was killed in Iraq, just five weeks after Myles was born. All the kid has ever had are pictures and dog tags, other people’s memories and his own imagination.

“I imagine him as a really nice person and somebody that would be really fun,” Myles says.

The dad he imagines must also love a good story. Because after lunch that day, Myles asked his mom, Tiffany, to make one more stop.

“He wanted to go see his dad,” Tiffany says. “And he wanted to go by himself that day.”

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Myles pays a visit to his dad.
 TIFFANY ECKERT

She took a photo from the car. Follow the footsteps and you’ll see Myles standing there behind the flag, presumably telling his dad all about it. And whether heaven heard him or not, his good deed continues to impress here on earth.

“I look at it every day,” Dailey says of the note Myles gave him.

It turns out Myles gave him a bigger gift than $20.

“A lifetime direction, for sure,” Dailey says.

Dailey says he’s already given away that $20 and plans to do much more. He also hopes that little green Post-It will inspire other people across the country to give — to give as sincerely and dutifully as that father and son.


The Late Great John F Kennedy

Was shot on November 22, 1963

I was just 7 and a half months old

Too young to understand what everyone else was feeling

I know that my mother was working

She started off on her feet

But when the news was shared

She dropped to her knees

The tears streaming down her tired face

She wasn’t thinking

Stripped of thought

She went running

Home to us, her children

She held each one of us

One by one

Its been said that she was singing

A song that no one knew

It had not been heard before

She gathered us up and took us

She took us to the Boston Common

Where many others stood about

About in a daze

Everyone, singing, sobbing and soothing

All those that stood about

At some point everyone started to dispurse and

Return home or back to wherever they had come

But hours, days, weeks months and years went by

And no one ever understood why

Why anyone would want to harm such a good guy

John F Kennedy was such an honorable man

He was the best President we had ever had

How were people to go on without being able to understand

The Why or the how

Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested for JFK’s murder

Some still say that he wasn’t the one

People are still trying to figure out who really took the life of such a great man

If in fact it wasn’t Lee Harvey Oswald

No one has forgotten

No one could ever forget

One of the greatest men to have ever lived

His family still stands strong

Honoring his memory with all those both near and far

Take a moment to remember a man

Who gave his life for this great country of ours

He like many others fought a thankless fight

All so that we the people could live on with freedom and in peace

Our love is never ending for John F Kennedy

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The Late Great John F Kennedy was written by

Felina Silver Robinson on 11/22/13


AR8255-3D (crop) Honor Guard approaches grave site, 25 November 1963

Read all the details here http://www.jfklibrary.org/JFK/JFK-in-History/November-22-1963-Death-of-the-President.aspx



Today we honor all of those currently serving in the military

We honor all those that have served in the military

and we honor all those who gave their lives so that we may continue to live ours

We honor all the families, especially the children who have shared their loved ones

We are all indebted to you for all that you have given us

Thank you all for your willingness and courage that you offer up for our safety

We all extend to you our undying gratitude – Thank You!

Felina Silver Robinson (Brookline MA)

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