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Title: Lester Burton Hero Square Dedication
Language: English
Event Date: 10/18/2021
Department: Cable Office
Veterans' Services
Lester Burton, born in Albany, New York in 1918, grew up in Boston at 364 Massachusetts Avenue. Before his time in the Army, Lester was an avid tap dancer who performed at the Raymor-Playmor Ballroom on Huntington Ave. He enlisted in the Army during the second World War, and was killed in action on September 8, 1944. He recieved the Purple Heart award posthumously. Mayor Janey, along with Veterans Services Commissioner Robert Santiago and members of Lester's family, come together at the intersection of Westland Ave and Hemenway Street to dedicate this new Hero Square in Lester's name.

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