Memorial Day: Resident presents patriotic painting to Whitman town officials

A local man presented a handmade patriotic painting to Whitman town officials during Memorial Day remembrances on Monday.

Dennis Sullivan, a longtime Whitman resident, honored his hometown during their annual memorial day parade, with a detailed painting he had done of the town hall. As he was presenting his painting to the Whitman town officials during the holiday parade, Sullivan was overcome with emotion as he reflected on past Memorial Days spent alongside South Avenue.

“Some of my fondest memories as a child were coming up here as a kid sixty-five years ago with my grandfather. I would be all excited about coming up to see the parade, the flags, the marches.  I couldn’t know at the time what was going on in his heart or in his mind as we stood out here. My feelings were expressed in this particular painting and I would like to present it to the town of Whitman,” said Sullivan.

Selectman Dan Salvucci and newly elected selectman Lisa Green happily accepted Sullivan’s work of art as a reflection of the town and its residents.

The plan is to have it on display inside town hall.

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Photos by Steven Dodrill, SDodrill@959watd.com

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With a Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies from the University of Massachusetts-Boston under her belt, Trisha McNeilly joins us full-time as a general assignment and breaking news reporter having previously interned for WBZ-1030 AM in Boston. A South Shore resident her whole life, McNeilly grew up in Pembroke and is 22-years old.