Today the Nahant American Legion Post 215 honors US Navy Veteran Joseph T. Casey on the one year anniversary of his passing by flying the family's American Flag displayed in the home of his daughter, Nahant resident Kathy Eaton. We also fly the US Navy Service Flag.
Joe was born in Lynn and attended St Patrick’s School. When he was a young child, his family moved to Nahant where he spent his boyhood exploring its natural beauty: East Point, Forty Steps, and Swallow’s Cave were among his favorites. He attended Nahant Public Schools before graduating from Lynn Classical High School in 1952.
From 1952-1956, he served his country as a Gunner’s Mate on the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Wallace L. Lind (DD-703).
(Joseph T. Casey, 85 - Itemlive : Itemlive)
An American Legion Honor Guard retired the family colors Monday morning at 0800 (8am) with a short service. Please see photos below.