Mayor Carlo DeMaria and Veterans Commission Joseph Hickey would like to invite all residents to a ceremony honoring Lt. Josiah Bacon, a Veteran of the War of 1812. The ceremony will take place on Saturday, October 17th at 10:00AM at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. An honor guard from the USS Constitution will attend with period uniforms of the War of 1812, as well as the Everett High School Band, and members of the United States Marine Corp.
Lt. Josiah Bacon was a member of the 4th Regiment of the War of 1812. He was honored by President Harrison with an appointment as the Commandant of the Chelsea Marine Hospital. Lieutenant Bacon was also one of the founders of the “Sailors Snug Harbor Boston” in 1852. Snug Harbor, a refuge for sailors stricken with disease from foreign clinics as well as other hardship’s brought on by the elements of life on the seas.
Mr. Bacon was elected and served as the State Representative for the town of Sandwich, Massachusetts from 1838 to 1840. His legacy is one of assisting the people who were in need of services and help.
A memorial grave marker was never placed for this well-deserved man, and it is with great honor and privilege that the City of Everett makes this happen for him.
For further information contact the Veterans Office at 617-394-2320.