The Patch released an article this week about the Bill Forbes Scholarship accepting applications for the 3rd year. The scholarship has already awarded $20,000 to MHS seniors who are members of military families or have been actively involved with the local veteran community. Another $10,000 will be awarded this year!
What a great way to honor the memory of Bill, who was a Vietnam Veteran, former BOA member, and 30 year resident of Melrose.
Alderman Scott Forbes is a retired MSgt (USAF) with several overseas deployments. His sister Julie was active duty (USAF) with an Afghanistan deployment under her belt. I have so much respect for this family and the work they do for our Melrose Vets - most of it under the radar without any fanfare.
Also, it is nice to have a feel good story on here for a change :)
Was happy to read the article too. Bill was a GREAT man who loved Melrose. He was one of the key people that helped launch so many veteran initiatives we see flourishing today.
Scott received the 2018 Veteran of the Year award from the Melrose Veterans Advisory Board, in recognition for his work & contributions with our local area vets. Like father like son.
SF helped raise $5K for the Veterans Fund bussing tables with the Gately's @ Giacomo's Restaurant.
SF and family are as genuine as you can get!
Agreed Bill Forbes was a great person and his kids are following in his footsteps
Thanks for posting! Couldnt agree more.
A great family that does so much for Melrose. We need more of this.
A proud veteran family that understands the importance of giving back to others. Doesn't get much better than that.
Just awarded the scholarships yesterday. Two of them for $5,000 each, how awesome is that. Article is posted on wicked local. Well done!!!!