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Fall River Veterans Service Building renamed in honor of Kenneth Boyer



(Fall River, MA- 2020)- The City of Fall River, in cooperation with Mayor Paul Coogan, the City of Fall River Veterans’ Service Office and the Fall River War Veterans Council has announced today the naming of their Veterans Service Building located at 755 Pine Street as the Kenneth J. Boyer Veterans Building.

The building presently houses the Fall River War Veterans Council, the William S. Greene Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 9, all of the City’s Veterans organizations and the Bristol County Veterans Assn.

The renaming was requested by the Fall River War Veterans’ Council spearheaded by Veterans Service Officer Raymond Hague and City Councilor Linda Pereira. The official dedication of the building in Boyer’s honor will be at 12:00 noon on February 20, 2021. The public is invited but are reminded that all attendees must adhere to Covid 19 Massachusetts State Health Protocols. The ceremony will also be broadcast via FRCMedia and the FRGTV public access channel.

Kenneth Boyer was a Veteran of the United States Navy; a member of the Fraternity of Honor, designating “The Chosin Few”. He was a member of the Tin Can Sailors, the Veterans of Foreign War Post 486, the Colonial Navy of Massachusetts, Fall River War Veterans’ Council and the American Legion post 314 and The Fall River War Veterans Council as overall Veterans’ Chaplain. He officiated over 500 graveside and memorial services honoring the
sacrifices of Fall River’s Veterans.

Boyer was employed as a Plant Engineer working at St. Luke’s, Sturdy Memorial Hospital, Women and Infants’, Charlton Memorial Hospital and the former Truesdale Hospitals. He was a member of the New England Healthcare Engineers Society (NEHES), The National Association of Power Engineers of Fall River, Chapter 6. Mr. Boyer was also an Umpire for the Columbus Little League, and Coach for the Greater Fall River Fast Pitch Softball League.

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