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WWII Wives, Mothers, Veterans Honored

Filed under: General Interest by Deb Cleveland at 4:27 pm on September 15, 2005

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Framingham Veterans Council presents Remembrance/ Commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the Formal Surrender Ending WW II and Gold Star Wives /Mothers Day on Sunday September 25, 2005 at 2p.m. at The Restored WW II / Korea Cushing Memorial Chapel, 60 Dudley Rd., Framingham.

All WW II Veterans and Gold Star Wives/ Mothers are honored as special guests. Brief interviews with them will be the main focus from their benches in the one hour ceremony. A collation will follow at nearby Keefe Technical School. The Framingham Veterans Council takes pride in their reputation of presenting a well planned event and your presence would be welcomed!

Mal Schulze, President: (508) 788-5125

Tom Davitt, Framingham Veterans Agent: (508) 620-4842

Nick Paganella, Chairman: (508) 872- 5895

email for directions


Framingham Memorial Day Services

Filed under: General Interest by Deb Cleveland at 6:28 pm on May 28, 2005

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Town of Framingham, Framingham Veteran's Council has announced the following schedule of events for Memorial Day 2005;

Memorial Day Services Schedule - Monday May 30, 2005

7:30 A.M. Assemble - Rear of Memorial Building

8:00 A.M.. Leave by car/bus

8:15 A.M. St. Tarcisius Cemetery, Winthrop Street

8:35 A.M. Cushing Memorial Chapel (Veteran Council Presentation)

8:40 A.M 9-11 Memorial (Veterans' Council Presentation)

8:50 A.M. Old Burial Ground, Main Street (VFW Post #10313)

9:00 A.M. Edgell Grove Cemetery, Grove Street (JWV Post #157)

9:15A.M. St. Stephen's Cemetery, Fenwick Street (American Legion Post #256)

9:30A.M. St. George's Cemetery, Cherry Street (VFW #929)

9:45A.M. Edward's Cemetery, Edwards Street (American Legion Post #74)

10:00 A.M. Coffee Break, Edwards Church

10:30 A.M. Athenaeum Hall (Veterans Council Presentation)

10:45 A.M. Veterans' Park, Concord Street (V.V.A.)

At each location the service will include:

  • Prayer by Unit Chaplain
  • Placing of Wreath
  • Salute to the Deceased (Firing Squad/Taps)
  • Parade Marshall in-Charge


Veterans' Service Officer: Tom Davitt

Program Chairman: Mal Schulze, President, Veterans' Council

Presentation of Colours: Framingham Veterans' Council

National Anthem: Mary Beth Freeman

Invocation: Rev Debbie Clark, Edwards Church

Greetings: Board of Selectmen

Greetings: State Senator: Karen Spilka

State Representative: Thomas Sanacandro State Representative: Debby Blumer

Dedication Service: Formal Dedication of Rotunda

Ribbon Cutting/Floral Presentation

Guest Speaker: Capt Mark Spear, US Army Recruiting Center

Salute: Placing of the wreath in Rotunda

Benediction: Rev Debbie Clark, Edwards Church

Retirement of colours: Framingham Veterans' Council

Officer of the Day: Abbey Anderson


Flag Replacement Volunteers Needed

Filed under: General Interest by Deb Cleveland at 11:39 pm on May 9, 2005

FRAMINGHAM, MA -- Framingham Veterans are looking for volunteers to help distribute and place 4,000 American flags in seven Framingham cemeteries.

Tom Davitt, Veterans Service Officer, 508-620-4842; and Nick Paganella, Veterans Council, 508-872-5895, are inviting volunteers to call them. Davit and Paganella are organizing the replacement of worn flags at the gravesides of all who served in the armed forces by Memorial Day. They hope parents may sign up for the project with their children as a patriotic learning activity.


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