Articles Written By: Kevin Fawley

Celebrate Veterans’ Day & Thanksgiving at The Batch Yard in Everett, MA

On Veterans’ Day, we honor those who served. Originating from World War I’s end, it commemorates the cessation of hostilities on November 11, 1918. Arlington National Cemetery’s amphitheater, home to the Tomb of the Unknowns, hosts the central ceremony. At 11 am, a united color guard pays respects, and a presidential wreath is laid. Similar commemorations occur nationwide, overseen by the President’s Veterans Day National Committee. Veterans Day, celebrated on November 11, preserves its historical importance, honoring those who serve and sacrifice.

Then on November 26th at The Batch Yard in Everett, MA, Thanksgiving is more than a feast; it’s a tribute to history and gratitude. In 1620, the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag tribe shared wisdom, emphasizing the bond with nature. President Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national day of thanks in 1863. Today, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is a visual extravaganza of balloons, floats, and performances. Whether on NBC or along the 2.5-mile route, it’s a treat of Broadway acts, live music, and vibrant creativity.

Thanksgiving is a national holiday of unity and reflection. The Batch Yard invites you to join our celebration, embracing history and creating cherished memories. Experience the spirit of thanks and the boundless possibilities this season brings. Happy Turkey Day!

Embracing Hope, Breast Cancer Awareness Month at The Batch Yard

For nearly four decades, the nation has marked October as a significant milestone – National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. At The Batch Yard, we proudly stand side by side with our community to honor this important month. It’s a time that resonates deeply with all of us, as we amplify our voices in solidarity with those whose lives have been touched by breast cancer.

Throughout these 31 days, and all year long, organizations like Susan G. Komen and Breast Cancer Now aim to emphasize education, advocate for early detection, and champion screenings and prevention.

The legacy of Breast Cancer Awareness Month dates back to 1985 when it started as a week-long awareness campaign. Over the years, it has grown into a powerful month-long movement, symbolized by the iconic pink ribbon introduced in 1992.

Donning the emblematic pink ribbon, we honor survivors, cherish the memory of those no longer with us, and promote the progress against breast cancer. Learn more about the Pink Ribbon’s significance and the story of Susan G. Komen for the Cure here

Join us in embracing hope, fostering awareness, and making a difference in the fight against breast cancer. Together, let’s paint October pink with resilience and determination. Explore the possibilities of change with us at The Batch Yard!

Days to Remember in September for The Batch Yard Community

Each September hosts meaningful days to remember and honor our country. This year, Labor Day falls on Monday, September 4th. The holiday always takes place on the first Monday of September. In addition, this month, The Batch Yard remembers 9/11 while honoring the memories of those we lost. 

Before it was a federal holiday, Labor Day was recognized by labor activists and individual states. American labor has raised the nation’s standard of living and contributed to the most significant production the world has ever known. The labor movement has brought us closer to realizing our traditional ideals of economic and political democracy. Therefore it is more than appropriate that this nation pays tribute on Labor Day to the creator of its strength, freedom, and leadership- the American worker.  

September 11th, also known as Patriot Day, is a dedicated time to reflect on the devastating attack and remember those whose lives were lost and those who fought on the front lines. Coming from the National Park Service, The 22nd Anniversary of the Service of Remembrance will be live-streamed via the Flight 93 National Memorial YouTube channel. Then, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum will be hosting a live 30-minute digital program. View a film highlighting first-person accounts of the attacks and their aftermath and connect with Museum staff in real time.