Notable Land Records Vol 3 “We Remember Our Veterans”

Notable Land Records, Volume 3, titled “We Remember Our Veterans” is a tribute to the brave men and women of Norfolk County, from the Revolutionary War to present-day peacekeepers. Given its size and scope, this may have been the Registry’s most challenging Notable Land Records assignment yet. The booklet features detailed stories of veterans all throughout the 28 communities that make up Norfolk County.

These individuals have led remarkable lives: several are Medal of Honor recipients; one was an experimental aircraft pilot; another served in three wars. The booklet outlines a history of the military branches as well as the four United States Presidents born in Norfolk County who served as commander-in-chief. It also contains a list of 20 Norfolk County residents awarded the Medal of Honor.

These veteran stories are important because they provide valuable insights and perspectives on the lives of some of the past and present veterans of Norfolk County. These stories allow us to honor the sacrifices made by veterans and gain a deeper understanding of why it is crucial to support and care for our veterans today. These narratives serve as a reminder of the bravery and resilience displayed by these individuals, highlighting the significance of their contributions to our country’s history.

The men and women who choose to join the military make incredible sacrifices, leaving behind their families and putting their own lives on the line to protect our freedom and way of life. This is something that we, as Americans, can sometimes take for granted. However, it is important to recognize and appreciate the immense courage and dedication that these individuals possess.

The Booklet and was introduced to the public at an event held at the Registry of Deeds on November 8th, 2023. Massachusetts Veterans’ Services Secretary Jon Santiago was the evening’s guest speaker.

I hope you enjoy the booklet as much as my staff and I did in researching and writing it. Furthermore, as a Register of Deeds, I am personally reminded of the ultimate sacrifice that some of these veterans made when it came to the American Dream such as owning a home or raising a family. 

Download Notable Land Records Volume 3 “We Remember Our Veterans”.

Sincerely yours,

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William P. O’Donnell
Norfolk County Register of Deeds


The Norfolk County Registry of Deeds will be closed on Thursday, July 4th in celebration of Independence Day. We are open Friday, July 5th.

The Norfolk County Registry of Deeds is closed Today, July 4th in celebration of Independence Day. We are open Friday, July 5th.