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Gen. George Patton’s grandchildren celebrate Veterans Day with 4-day celebration at cannabis facility they co-founded

Gen. George S. Patton and Gen. J. Lawton Collins attends the funeral of Gen. Theodore Roosevelt Jr. in Normandy on July 13, 1944. (Pfc. Sidney Gutelewitz/U.S. Army)
November 11, 2021

The grandchild and great-grandchild of iconic U.S. Gen. George S. Patton will celebrate Veterans Day with a four-day event at their cannabis dispensary and production facility they co-founded in Sturbridge.

Bob Patton and his son Rob kicked off the celebration with a ribbon-cutting ceremony signifying Green Meadows’ first harvest of homegrown organic cannabis.

Rob Patton, George S. Patton’s great-grandson. [Facebook screenshot]

Green Meadows was originally a produce farm established on land purchased by George Patton in 1928.

The family honors the general’s legacy through its commitment to helping veterans and their families cope with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, social isolation, and pain-related issues. This weekend’s festivities align with that mission.

While Nov. 11 is celebrated at Veterans Day, it is also General Patton’s birthday.

The facility at 64 Mill St., Southbridge is hosting an array of events that include free food, entertainment, yoga, custom dog tag engraving, PAX Pod engraving, glass blowing, and more.

Former New England Patriots quarterback Scott Zolak will be attending Thursday’s event from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. to sign autographs.

In collaboration with the Worcester Red Sox, Green Meadows will also host a Veterans Day Dinner for about 200 veterans inside Polar Park on Friday. The dinner will be inside the DCU Club.

Sturbridge Coffee Roasters, Johnny Hot Dogs and Anzio’s Pizza Truck will be at the celebration throughout the weekend, along with several community popups including Buster’s Bark, Freshly Baked, Colossal Cupcakes and more.

A full list of events and specific times can be found below.

Once vertically integrated later this month, Green Meadows said it will activate its medical cannabis license and serve registered patients along with adult-use customers.

Green Meadows’ 35,000-square-foot cannabis production facility and dispensary sits in a restored 19th century mill building, home to the original Ames Department Store.

“In seven short months, Green Meadows has already become a visitor destination for premium cannabis, and that will only accelerate once our own organic cannabis is on the shelves later this month,” co-founder and chairman Bob Patton said. “In addition to serving as a destination for superior products, we hope Green Meadows continues to be a place to learn about cannabis and how it may improve health and well-being – particularly for veterans dealing with chronic pain and PTSD.”

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