Register O’Donnell Reminds Public About Norfolk County Veterans Celebration


Dedham, MA – On Wednesday, November 8, 2023, the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds will celebrate the veterans of Norfolk County with an open house as it releases its third volume of Notable Land Records titled “We Remember Our Veterans.” The open house will run from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the evening at the Registry of Deeds building in downtown Dedham at 649 High Street. The public especially those that are veterans are invited to attend.

“The event,” stated Register O’Donnell, “is a way to pay our respects and thanks for the countless contributions and sacrifices of our county veterans from the Revolutionary War to present-day peacekeepers. Guests can stroll the Registry’s Great Hall and view the fascinating storyboards detailing the history of the various military branches, the contributions of veterans, and a list of Norfolk County veterans who were awarded the Medal of Honor.” Massachusetts Veteran Affairs Secretary, Jon Santiago, will be the main Speaker at this event.

Register O’Donnell noted “Secretary Jon Santiago oversees an agency whose mission is to act as the primary advocate for approximately 380,000 Commonwealth veterans. Given his military, medical, legislative, and public service background, we are indeed quite fortunate to have him as our keynote speaker in talking about what veterans have done for this country and why we should honor them for their contribution and sacrifices.”

The event will also feature representatives from the Massachusetts State Treasurer’s office to help veterans who have issues claiming their military bonus. Also present will be representatives from the office of the Attorney General.

Each person attending the open house will receive a free copy of the Registry’s “We Remember Our Veterans.” This unique booklet pays homage to a veteran or veterans from each one of the 28 communities comprising Norfolk County. The booklet outlines the history of the military branches. There is a section on Medal of Honor recipients from Norfolk County.

Register O’Donnell went on to state, “This booklet and event are dedicated to all veterans, past, present, and future, for their patriotism and sacrifices for the United States of America. The service of all veterans needs to be honored and acknowledged. You can do this by coming to this free event, which is open to the public.”

Follow this YouTube link to a Public Service Announcement about the “We Remember Our Veterans” Booklet and Program on November 8th, 2023.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Jonathan Thomas at (781) 234-3305 or by email at [email protected]. The Registry of Deeds is located at 649 High Street in Dedham Center.

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.