Watertown Residents Gather to Honor Veterans Day, Bid Farewell to Veterans Agent

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Peter Centola

Watertown's veterans gathered at the Marine Crops League's Shutt Detachment to celebrate Veterans Day.

Peter Centola

Watertown’s veterans gathered at the Marine Crops League’s Shutt Detachment to celebrate Veterans Day.

Watertown’s veterans gathered Sunday morning to mark Veterans Day. They also bid farewell to the town’s Veterans Services Officer. 

The celebration of those who are serving and who have served in the United States Military was held at the Pvt. Charles Shutt Detachment of the Marine Corps League on Mt. Auburn Street.

Along with the annual events to mark Veterans Day, those gathered bid farewell to Mark Comeiro, who has served as the town’s veterans agent since 2015. He is leaving for a similar position in Andover.

Peter Centola

Mark Comeiro, left, is leaving after working for three years as Watertown’s Veterans Agent. Town Manager Michael Driscoll said a few words at the Veterans Day ceremony.

During his time in Watertown, the retired Navy man spearheaded the effort to make Watertown a Purple Heart Community, and organized an annual celebration to honor Watertown resident wounded or killed while serving in the military.

Comeiro also revived the Flag Retirement Ceremony, which respectfully laid to rest American Flags from not only Watertown but surrounding communities.

Peter Centola

Watertown’s veterans presented Mark Comeiro, a Navy vet, with a jacket as he leaves town after serving as the Veterans Services Officer.

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