WESTFORD — The Westford Kiwanis Club recently presented its 2019 Person of the Year Award to Terry Stader during the recent 51st Annual Apple Blossom Festival.
Stader is an Ohio native who moved to Westford in 1983 with his wife, Lynne Metcalf Stader. They raised their daughter, Emily, in town.
Last year, Stader retired as the town's veterans services officer after eight years and has been active with many veterans and veteran groups in town, including the American Legion and VFW posts. In addition to his service to veterans in Westford, Stader honorably served in the Navy and received two commendations, two achievement awards, and two Vietnam service medals, retiring in 1999 as a senior chief petty officer.
As part of the ceremony, state Rep. James Arciero of Westford, presented Stader with an official House Resolution from the Massachusetts House of Representatives to mark the occasion.