Haverhill eighth grader Jacob Hunter Baril was moved by stories of homeless veteran Michael Nicoloro Jr., who died on his 64th birthday Monday. Baril has organized a candlelight vigil to take place from 6 to 9 p.m., Monday, May 11, at Plug Pond.
The student originally planned a ceremony Friday night at Haverhill Stadium, but other scheduled events forced a change in date and location. Working with Haverhill Recreation Director Vincent Ouellette, Plug Pond was determined to be a better location. Baril has created a Facebook page, “Candle Vigil For Our Fallen Hero Michael.”
He is asking people to “bring candles and happy faces to remember him.” Balloons are being discouraged because of latex allergies.