April 3rd Veteran's Breakfast has been cancelled

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Dear Hopkinton Veteran:

There will be NO Vets Breakfast on Friday, 3 April 2020 (the first Friday of the month), because of the coronavirus pandemic. You will be advised when the conditions are more supportive of a large gathering -- it may not be a first Friday.

Military anniversaries; 3 April =

1942: After a heavy artillery and aerial bombardment from 0900 to 1500 hours, Japanese troops launched an attack on the Bataan Penninsula in the Philippine Islands, penetrating the lines held by the Filipino 41st Infantry Division.
(See main article: ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=46 )

1945: Remember two-dozen fighting men identified with Hopkinton were involved in the 1 April assault of Okinawa. hpkmam.wixsite.com/hopvetsonokinawa/battle-of-okinawa

1951: Eighth Army led by the 1st Cavalry Division, crossed the 38th parallel.

1967: historydaily.org/story-behind-medic-james-e-callahan-looks-resuscitating-dying-soldier

Baseball anniversaries; 3 April =

1929: Art Ditmar was born

1979: Harry "Suitcase" Simpson died

1966: Univ. of So. Cal pitcher Tom Seaver signs with the Mets for a reported $50K bonus.

1987: The Cubs trade veteran pitcher Dennis Eckersley (former Hopkinton resident) and minor leaguer Dan Rohn to the A's for 3 minor leaguers.