The Boston Globe writes, “Elizabeth “Betty” Denekamp’s life has spanned so many decades allowed her to witness the most memorable and interesting period in the history of the World.
When WWII broke out, Betty wasn’t satisfied being a bystander. She dove in with both feet by joining the US Marine Corp. She lived the motto Semper Fi throughout her life and was selected to fly on Honor Flight to Washington D.C. where she met Commandant Amos and toured the WWII Memorial. Betty remained active in the Women’s Marine Assoc. Baystate Chapter MA-1. She volunteered at the VA Hospital in West Roxbury and was an active member of the Stratford St. United Church
On Aug. 27, 2017, In her honor, many of the local residents, dedicated a street in her memory on the corner of Glenhaven Rd and Paragon Rd. The street happens to be in front of her home.
In this video is the dedication of the street to the public, and some photos were taken that day.
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