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Firefighters, Volunteers Decorate WWII Vet’s House

(Photo: Drew Costley/News-Press).
(Photo: Drew Costley/News-Press).

A host of volunteers converged on the house of 93-year-old World War II veteran Roland Deneault over the weekend to do landscaping and decorate his house as part of the Decorate A Vet program.

Last Friday about 30 firemen came to Deneault’s house to rake leaves and clean up the yard. The next day about 60 people came to lay down mulch, put up lights, set up a lit up nativity statue and decorate Deneault’s house with other Christmas decorations.

“We just cried all day that there was such nice people in the world,” said Deneault’s daughter Pauline Weirath, a 65-year-old Falls Church native who now lives in Columbia, Md. Weirath, who is caretaker for her father and mother, was at the house to welcome the volunteers.

The volunteers will return during the first week of January to take down the decorations.