Dedicated to our dear Brother and Son,
We will always remember you for your loving presence,
and all the joy and laughter you brought us.
About Our Hero
As a member of the JROTC program, he was Commander of the drill teams, color guard, and Operations Squadron. The Rochester Institute of Technology offered a full three-year scholarship, but Edmond was determined to serve his country.
On June 13, 2009 our country suffered a great loss when Edmond was killed in action while in Iraq supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was deployed with the 797th EOD Company to Baghdad, Iraq for his second tour of duty with the United States Army. He provided EOD support to the 25th Infantry Division in multi-national division north where he bravely and selflessly eliminated IED’s (Improvised Explosive Devices).
The 2018 SSG Edmond Lo Memorial Scholarships were awarded to four AFJROTC students. They are Chayla Allen, Sunni Holland, Ryley O’Brien and Carmela Souza. Congratulations on your well deserved achievement and best wishes to you all in your future pursuits of success.
The scholarships are given every year to AFJROTC Salem High School students who have demonstrated excellence in the program.
These awards are primarily funded by our Annual SSG Edmond Lo Memorial Pasta Dinner which will be held this Friday, June 1, 2018 from 5-8pm at the Salem High School Cafeteria. Doors open at 5pm. The meal, which was generously donated again by Stachey’s Pizzeria, starts at 5:30pm. We start announcing raffle winners at 7pm. You do not need to be present to win the raffles but you will want to stay to hear the musical stylings of David Lacroix and other local musicians. As always, we appreciate the support of the community to keep this event going each year. Please come and support a great cause!
The Salem Exchange Club has donated $1,000 to the SSG Edmond Lo Scholarship Fund. Since the beginning of our fundraiser, the members at the Salem Exchange Club have continued to support our cause in providing scholarships to JROTC students in Edmond’s name. We are grateful for them and the positive impact they have on our community.
Exchange, America’s Service Club, is a group of men and women working together to make our communities better places to live through programs of service in Americanism, Community Service, Youth Activities, and our national project, the Prevention of Child Abuse.
This year we will be holding our Ninth Annual Pasta Dinner Fundraiser in honor of Edmond on Friday, June 1st from 5pm-8pm.
Dinner will be served from 5:30-7. Stachey’s Pizzeria has generously offered to donate the food again this year for the event. The Raffle winner drawings start at 7. There are many great prizes available in this year’s raffle including prize donations from Canobie Lake Park, Tuscan Kitchen, Lake Street Garden and other generous local businesses. Join us for dinner, raffles and live music by David Lacroix. We look forward to seeing you at the event!
As always we could not continue to do this Pasta Dinner in memory of Edmond without community support. For this, we thank you in all your contributions to help us to keep doing something positive in Edmond’s name. This year we raised close to $5,000 which is in keeping with past years and we had over 100 guests attend.
It always amazes us that we can keep this going and people still give their time and thoughts to this great cause. But then again we aren’t surprised that something in Edmond’s name would keep going because in spirit that was Ed. So we want to thank you all for continuing to support this cause and for helping us give scholarships to JROTC students to go and continue their education. A special thanks goes to Stachey’s Pizzeria for donating the food again this year and Texas Roadhouse for providing the rolls.
We would like to thank all the companies who provided the raffle prizes for the event. And to David Lacroix, we want to thank you for providing the entertainment for the event year after year and helping us spread the word.