A local Waltham group is planning a vigil to remember the victims fo the bombings that ended World War II.
A vigil to mark the 67th anniversary of the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki will be held today at 7:45 a.m. on the Waltham Common. The Waltham Concerned Citizens are sponsoring the event intended to remember the victims of the bombings of the two Japanese islands that ended World War II. In Nagasaki, 70,000 people and in Hiroshima, 140,000 people died. The WCC was founded in 1981 to stop the use of nuclear weapons and work for peace.
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Waltham High School is racing to fix its air conditioning before school starts in August. A Waltham man was involved in a massive fuel spill on Route 128. The federal government filed a lawsuit against a Waltham contracting company for not paying fines for breaking regulations. Three people pleaded not guilty to new charges in the case of an alleged Waltham marijuana-growing operation. A World War II vetern living Waltham is striving to keep the war's history alive.
World War II veteran Ralph Langill, of Waltham, recently donated his Marine Corps gear for display at a local recruiting station.
Long after Ralph Langill is gone, his images and memories of World War II will be on display to educate Waltham residents. Langill, an 86-year-old World War II veteran living in Waltham, recently doanted several items he brought back from his war service to the U.S. Marine Corps Recuriting Station in Waltham. Langill, who originally hails from Newton, is facing terminal liver cancer and other health problems. Knowing he might not live long after receiving his diagnosis in 2011, Langill said he wanted to do something to keep the war's memory alive. So, he turned to his friend, Bruce Narasin, to help him arrange donating the items to the Marine station until they can find a permanent home at a Marine Corps Museum. For now, the items — …