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Fort Taber – Fort Rodman Flag Honors WWII Veteran Albert S. Broadland

 

1300 × 733?During the month of December, the 28th Lights for Peace flag flies at the Fort Taber - Ford Rodman Military Museum to honor the memory of Albert S. Broadland. Formerly a resident of New Bedford, Albert served honorably during World War II with the 98th Bombardment Group of the United States Army Air Corps.

Born on September 2, 1913, in South Dartmouth, MA, Albert spent much of his life living in the New Bedford area. After graduating from New Bedford High School in 1933, he attended the New Bedford Textile School and began working at the Morse Drill and Machine Company…

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The 3rd Annual Car Show Was A Success!

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Our Empire Ford dealership held their 3rd Annual Car Show at UMASS Dartmouth in September, and we were so proud of the huge success that it turned out to be! We wanted to say our thanks and offer our congratulations to every person that made this day a win! We even had to make a last-minute change due to the weather, and it still went off without a hitch! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Congratulations to All of the Winners at the 3rd Annual Mustang and All-Ford Car Show!

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For this third year, we had a total of 121…

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Empire Ford of New Bedford Blog Posts

During the month of March, the 19th Lights for Peace flag to fly at the Fort Taber – Fort Rodman Military Museum honors the memory of PFC Joseph J. Monte, the first Cape Verdean to receive the Purple Heart Medal.

Many New Bedford area residents may be familiar with the Monte Park Playground, which is located between Acushnet Avenue and S. Second St., in New Bedford, which is named after the war hero. In 1938, the city of New Bedford honored Joseph J. Monte by dedicating the playground to the veteran’s memory. “Since its creation, the historical site has provided…

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Empire Ford of New Bedford Blog Posts

During the month of April, the 20th Lights for Peace flag to fly at the Fort Taber – Fort Rodman Military Museum honors the memory of George Gomes, a WWII veteran from New Bedford. Gomes not only served his country as a member of the United States Army during WWII, he also served the city of New Bedford, working as a firefighter for 26 years. Gomes was assigned to station #9, located on Ashley Blvd. and retired from firefighting in 1980. He was well known for his musical ability, as a talented drummer and singer. Gomes played for various local establishments…
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Flag at Fort Taber to Honor Manuel Leite – WWII Veteran & Purple Heart Recipient

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Flag at Fort Taber to Honor Manuel Leite – WWII Veteran & Purple Heart Recipient

During the month of December, the 16th Lights for Peace flag to fly at the Fort Taber – Fort Rodman Military Museum honors the memory PFC Manuel C. Leite, who served with the United States Marine Corps 4th Division during WWII. Leite earned the Purple Heart medal after being wounded in action at Saipan, in the Marianas Islands, on June 16, 1944. He passed away peacefully at the age of 99 on October, 25, 2020.

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Ford: Built For America

The Ford brand has always been proud to support America and be a part of this great nation. For over a century, we have built things for you and by you, with more of our designers and engineers working here in America over any other brand. And we're here for you during this time of hardship and uncertainty as well. Here are just a few ways that the Ford Motor Company is committed to ensuring our American customers are safe and strong.

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May Flag to Honor Robert B. Hiller II of Rochester

1080 × 1080During the month of May, the 9th Lights for Peace flag to fly at the Fort Taber - Fort Rodman Military Museum honors the memory of Robert B. Hiller II, of Rochester, who served in the Army Air Force from January 24, 1946 to July 17, 1947. Hiller served as a weatherman in the 16th Weather Squadron. He attended the Weather Observer Course at the AAFTS Chanute Air Force Base in Champaign County, IL. He was then stationed in Alaska, on Adak Island in the Aleutian Islands. During his tenure with the military, he earned the rank of Corporal and was…
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Honoring of Sgt. William H. Carney

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During the month of January 2020, the 5th Lights for Peace flag to fly at the Fort Taber-Fort Rodman Military Museum honors the memory of William Harvey Carney, an African American who served in the Union Army during the Civil War, and was the first African American to earn the Medal of Honor.
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Thanksgiving Meals Delivered to Local Shelters

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Empire Ford spent the Friday before Thanksgiving delivering donations of turkeys, hams and canned goods to five local homeless shelters. "Every year, Rick Torres, the owner of Empire Ford, provides Thanksgiving dinners to local shelters in New Bedford," stated Linda Ferreira, Marketing Director for the store. This year they delivered donations to the Harbour House, the Sister Rose House, the Grace House, the Donovan House and the Ruth Street Shelter."

We were happy to help and very humbled by the appreciation and amazing workers at each of the shelters," stated Ferreira. 

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