Sunset on City Hall’s tower and flag

By Fr. Matthew Green

5 thoughts on “Sunset on City Hall’s tower and flag

  1. I worked at City Hall for twelve years. The Todd family was one of the last function before the City Hall closed for repair. I was also on stage in the Hall with Vincent Farrini , & John Ronan , of which we three wrote a poem for the re-opening. In all actuality the Mayor asked me to write a poem to read at the first meeting which I did , but now cannot find. The meeting turned out to be the meetings on Sewers

    Old Glory

    By Peter A. Todd

    Proudly we honor our Nation’s Flag
    Its colors of Red White and Blue
    To Americans it represents the freedom we have
    And to be able to express our views
    Crimson red is a symbol of blood that was shed
    Through the battlefields in present and the past
    Mixed with virgin white at the graves head
    The memory of each soldier who died in time cast
    How proud we are that our Nations Flag is flown
    Through times of peace and the torments of war
    To our children the true meaning of freedom shown
    As Old Glory flies overhead and the eagle soars
    We stand proud as we salute the flag of our Nation
    As we retire the colors of its red white and blue
    It is a reminder of our soldiers and their dedication
    Who died fighting for Freedom and its justice too?
    Freedom came from the Declaration of Independence
    That we celebrate every Fourth of July
    Through the wisdom of our Fore Fathers
    That should never ever be denied


  2. I,m sorry did not write this good. The function we had was for our parents 47th. Wedding Anniversary. My dad Edward Todd had just got out of !CU at AGH , and I pressured my family to have it at City Hall rather than to wait for their 50th. There were over 300 guests mostly family with our mother& fathers best man and brides maid. It was just as well because both passed away a year later . Florence Rust Todd also used to tag team wrestle in the City Hall Chambers when she was yound and also she was once Miss Cape Ann.


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