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Boston College Veterans Memorial Dedication
On November 11, 2009 Boston College dedicated a memorial to alumni veterans who died in the line of military duty. More information can be found here.

Major David S. Connolly Christmas Tribute Dinner
For 5 years the Family and friends joined each other at the Harborview Ballroom, Seaport World Trade Center to pay tribute to David on his birthday. These nights included dinner, drinks, updates on the Major David S. Connolly Foundation, a silent auction and other activities.

Foundation Update: We recently reached our goal of endowing a scholarship at Boston College! Thank you to all of the people who contributed! We truly appreciate all of your hard work.

21 Nickels Holiday Toy/Clothes Drive
December 2, 2006:
Annual toy/clothes drive held in memory of Dave Connolly, Billy O’Brien and Brian McNeil to benefit The Franciscan Hospital for Children.

Larry Izzo Presents the Second Annual Larry-Aoke Benefit
November 6, 2006
The second annual "Larry-oke" event, also known as Larry Izzo's Salute to Our Troops, was again held at the Avalon in Boston.  Proceeds from the event will go to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, Operation Ensuring Christmas, Homes for Our Troops and the Fallen Patriot Fund. Watch highlights from the event.

A Tribute to Today's War Heroes
October 15, 2006
Dave is honored along with Massachusetts fallen heros in A Tribute to Today's War Hero's in Worcester, MA. Read more about the event.

21 Nickel's Armed Forces Day Event
Saturday, May 20, 2006
Sean Gavin and 21 Nickels honor Dave and all others who are currently serving or have served our country in the military.  The event benefits Homes For Our Troops and The Franciscan Hospital for Children.

Major David S. Connolly Christmas Tribute Dinner
December 12, 2005
Family and friends gathered at the Boston College Club to pay tribute to David on his birthday.

Veteran's Day - ROTC Dedicates Bench at Boston College
November 11, 2005
An engraved granite bench on the Bapst Library Lawn at Boston College was dedicated to the memory of US Army Major David S. Connolly.

The stone bench, which faces the lawn area where ROTC commissioning ceremonies are held each spring, was sponsored by Major Connolly's classmates and family.

The engraving on the bench includes the words "Can you do more, can you do better, can you make a difference?" - a favorite phrase of Major Connolly.

Larry Izzo Presents the First Annual Larry-Aoke Benefit
Monday, October 24, 2005
The "Larry-oke" event, also known as Larry Izzo's Salute to Our Troops, was held at the Avalon in Boston.  The event, put on by Pats linebacker and special teams star Larry Izzo, benefits U.S. troops and their families.
Read more about the event article in the Boston Globe

Boston College Pays Special Tribute at BC-Army Football Game
Saturday, September 10, 2005
Saturday September 10, 2005, The Boston College communtiy, The Boston Fire Department Honor Guard, the Cadet leadership of the Boston College Army ROTC program and the West Point Corps of Cadests all honored Dave with a moment of silence before the BC home opener.

Brockton Unit Pays Tribute to Dave Saturday
July 16, 2005
Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, Brockton MA Memorial Service and Tribute by Capt. Sean Caples, MAJ Carol Huntsman, LTC Robert Walsh, Major General Dennis J Laich

Memorial Day Mass
Monday, May 30, 2005
A special Memorial Day Mass was held at Our Lady Help of Christians on Washington Street in Newton followed by Clam Bake in Humarock, MA at the Toran home.

21 Nickel's Armed Forces Day Event
Saturday, May 21, 2005
Sean Gavin, proprietor of 21 Nickels Grille & Tap, dedicated this event to David and all others serving in the military, benefiting Homes For Our Troops and The Franciscan Hospital for Children (FHC), a hospital where Dave donated time as a volunteer.

World Champion Boston Red Sox Honor Dave
April 18, 2005

Family, friends and fans spontaneously burst into a loud, emotionally-charged version of "God Bless America" as the Red Sox proudly display a photo of Major David S. Connolly during Patriots Day game versus the Toronto Blue Jays..


Scholarship Info
The Major David Connolly Foundation Scholarship is awarded to college students who are pursuing a degree in military science, law or history and are awarded in the fall.

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