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June 3, 2014

Timony Grammar School PTO fundraiser is this month

METHUEN — The Timony Grammar School PTO in conjunction with Not Your Average Joe’s restaurant in Methuen is conducting a fundraiser during the month of June. Starting today and taking place each Tuesday afterwards — June 10, 17 and 24 — a total of 15 percent of your purchase will be donated by the restaurant to provide programs and special events for the children at the school.

Tell the server you’re dining for the Timony Grammar PTO and the donation will be made.

Reservations are recommended although not required (978) 974-0015). Promotion applies to dine-in and take-out orders. Participants should bring in a flyer, which is available on the Timony Grammar PTO’s website: http://timony.my-pto.org/. If you forget your flyer, just say you are dining/ordering for the Timony Grammar PTO fundraiser.

MCTV presents ‘D-Day: We Were There’

Methuen Community Television is presenting a local view of an event that changed the course of World War II. “D-Day: We Were There” is a collection of interviews conducted with local veterans who participated in the invasion of Normandy. Introduced by “Call to Serve” host Kathleen Corey Rahme, the programs include episodes of “Call to Serve” and a special edition of “Around the Valley with Bruce Arnold”.

June 6 marks the 70th anniversary of the storming of the beaches at Normandy by the Allied forces of Great Britain, United States, Canada and France. It is expected that this will be the last time that soldiers, marines and sailors who survived the battle will be able to attend the ceremonies in France.

The majority of the veterans featured in this compilation have passed away, but their participation in MCTV programming has insured that their stories were not lost and can still be used for a greater understanding of the events of World War II. This group includes veterans who arrived on the first day of the invasion through the 8th day of “Operation Overlord” as it was called. In all, 326,000 troops were landed in France.

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