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Salem cemetery gets wreaths

Salem’s Harmony Grove Cemetery will join the more than 2,700 Wreaths Across America (WAA) locations participating across the country to “Remember, Honor and Teach” on Saturday, Dec. 18. The cemetery is partnering with The Col. Timothy Pickering Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. This is the first year the cemetery and local chapter will participate in this national ceremony that commemorates the lives of civil war veterans at the Civil War Memorial. Wreaths will also be placed on the graves of Jesse Smith and Joseph Peabody, Revolutionary War veterans. The chapter will then go to Broad Street Cemetery in Salem to place a wreath at the tomb of Col. Timothy Pickering. Members of the public are invited to join the more than two million volunteers coming together across America.

Salem State scholarships

Former athletes and friends of Bill Gillis and Peter Pedro have created a scholarship in memory of the two former coaches at Salem State. The scholarship will be given to a student who has chosen Salem State from Marblehead (Gillis’ hometown) and Lynn Tech (Pedro’s High School). The goal is to create a large enough fund to make these scholarships annual. To donate, send the following information: Eastern Bank, Bill Gillis/Peter…

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