Millbury Historical Society Presents Program about World War II's LCI-713, Millbury's Ship

 

     Be proud, little town of Millbury, because in August of 1944, your seven-thousand residents (one-thousand of whom were in the armed forces) raised over one-million dollars in the Fifth War Bond Drive of the war! Enough to sponsor its very own naval landing craft: the LCI (L) 173!

 

     Recently, The Millbury Historical Society presented a program about this this long-forgotten, patriotic feat and how it was accomplished by our town! Learn where the idea arose, how the funds were raised, when the ship was commissioned, and where it is TODAY!

     Watch the video below to access the program. It begins with an eight-minute introduction to the LCI-713 itself.

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LCI713 group crew shot, ENG and XO lower right

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LCI713 commissioning Millbury  Plaque presentation (002)
LCI713 commissioning Millbury Plaque presentation (002)

LCI-713 Commissioning: September 19, 1944

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LCI-713 in Portland, Oregon TODAY

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LCI713 group crew shot, ENG and  XO lower right
LCI713 group crew shot, ENG and XO lower right

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     The Millbury Historical Society would like to acknowledge and thank all who turned out for our Veterans' Day program about Millbury's very own World War II vessel: The LCI-713!

     The event was exceptionally well-attended, and the citizens of Millbury donated generously to the welfare of the landing craft for the second time in its existence!

     

     In particular the Society would like to thank all the Veterans who stopped in; The Charles F. Minney Post for hosting the program (Bob & Barbara Roy: great job!). Kevin Krassopoulos, Public Access Director, thank you for filming the entire event, and Maureen Sullivan Editor of The Millbury-Sutton Chronicle did a wonderful job with the advanced Publicity.

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Chain of Lights at Asa Waters Mansion:

Dec. 5, 1-4:30 p.m.

   Wander around the building to visit the Millbury Historical Museum, Christmas Village, the Waters Arms Collection the gift shop in the Dining Room, the raffle in the Great Room and other featured rooms throughout the mansion.

   Children can visit with Santa at the Sleigh from 1-4:15 p.m.; the Greendale Men's Chorus will perform at 2 p.m. at the School Street portico.

    Weather permitting, Moeshmallows will be sold on the front lawn.

   Jeff Dore will read "Twas the Night Before Christmas" at 4:15 p.m., followed by the tree lighting at 4:30 p.m., with raffle drawing to follow.

         

MILLBURY HISTORICAL SOCIETY AWARDS SCHOLARSHIP

 

The fifth Annual Grace M. Laflash/Millbury Historical Society Scholarship was recently awarded to Evelyn Savoie, an eighth-grade student at Assumption School in Millbury.

 

          The scholarship was established in honor of Grace M. Laflash, a charter member on the historical society and a former teacher at Assumption. It is awarded annually to the top history student at the school.

 

          Evelyn was the Valedictorian of her class, as well as the top history student. She was active in the Assumption School community, participating in Student Council, cross country, and basketball. She plays club soccer for the FC Stars Soccer Club.

 

          Evelyn is the daughter of Aaron and Tracy Savoie of Northbridge and is attending Worcester Academy this fall.

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Evelyn Savoie

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Grace M. Laflash

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