, Newburyport, MA

Breaking News

Local News

June 17, 2013

A time to remember

Hundreds of guests gathered at Atkinson Common on Saturday to remember and reflect at the city’s Civil War memorial during a rededication of the restored tablets that commemorate the war and the 1,500 Newburyport veterans who served.

The “Tablet Day” event included speeches from several local and city officials, as well as a reading of the names of Newburyporters who served in the war, which appear on the tablets.

The ceremony was modeled after the 1913 ceremony at Atkinson Common, during which the memorial was originally dedicated. Mayor Donna Holaday presented the same speech read by Mayor Hiram Landford at the original dedication and a similar musical selection was performed.

Text Only | Photo Reprints

Port Pics
AP Video
Crash Kills Teen Pilot Seeking World Record LeBron James Sends Apology Treat to Neighbors Raw: Funeral for Man Who Died in NYPD Custody Migrants Back in Honduras After US Deports Israeli American Reservist Torn Over Return Raw: ISS Cargo Ship Launches in Kazakhstan Six Indicted in StubHub Hacking Scheme Former NTSB Official: FAA Ban 'prudent' EPA Gets Hip With Kardashian Tweet Bodies of MH17 Victims Arrive in the Netherlands Biden Decries Voting Restrictions in NAACP Talk Broncos Owner Steps Down Due to Alzheimer's US, UN Push Shuttle Diplomacy in Mideast Trump: DC Hotel Will Be Among World's Best Plane Crashes in Taiwan, Dozens Feared Dead Republicans Hold a Hearing on IRS Lost Emails Raw: Mourners Gather As MH17 Bodies Transported Robot Parking Valet Creates Stress-free Travel Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Disabled Veterans Memorial Nearing Completion
Special Features