Manchester-Essex Rotary Club celebrated Veterans' Day by inviting area veterans to breakfast. Red Bullock, father of member Betsy Bullock, spoke to the assembly about his experience in WWII. Red was in high school when Pearl Harbor was attacked. He was determined to become a Navy pilot. He was assigned to the Pacific front. Red commented that WWII was a young man's war; every family was affected by the war. He contrasted today's military, where a few people bear the burden of war, not necessarily a better system.
Paul Sullivan, both veteran and retired MERC member, reminded us that women also participated in the war effort, working in factories, flying planes to deliver to the bases in England.
President Bridget Murray then presented Paul Sullivan and Bruce Heisey a check towards the Veterans' Memorial Wall, to be constructed on the town green.