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Memorial Day Observances in Framingham 2009

May 24, 2009 (1:26 pm EST)
Filed under: General Interest,Public Meetings by News Staff

FRAMINGHAM, MA - This year’s theme at the Framingham Memorial Day ceremonies will be, "Let us not forget our fallen veterans."

Assemble at 8 a.m. at the rear of the Memorial Building.

At each location the service will include: Officer of the Day Abbey Anderson; Prayer by unit Chaplain Robert Anspach; Placing of the wreaths: Cmdr. Pinsley Post 157 Jewish War Veterans, Cmdr. Johnson Post 929 Veterans of Foreign Wars; Salute to the dead (firing squad and taps); Sound truck 1946 Dodge Oil delivery truck Charles Rousseau


8 a.m., Assemble-Rear of Memorial Building

8:15 a.m., Leave by car/ bus

8:30 a.m., Old Burial Grounds, Main St – Eulogy Fred Wallace

9 a.m., St Edward’s Cemetery

9:30 a.m., St. Edwards for break

10 a m , Athenaeum Hall –Boy Scouts /Cub Scouts Troop 12

10:30 a m , Veterans Park

11 a.m., Memorial Building

11 a.m., SERVICES AT THE MEMORIAL BUILDING -- Veterans Service Officer Peter Harvell; Program Chairman: Larry Herson, president of Veterans Council; Scott Metcalf Memorial Scholarship; Presentation of Colors: VFW Post 929, JWV Post 157; Pledge of Allegiance: Cub Scouts Pack 78; National Anthem: Mary Beth Freeman; Invocation: Robert Anspach


Invited Guests: Selectmen Ginger Este (xhairwoman), Jason Smith, Dennis Giombetti, Charles Sisitsky, Lori Lee; Town Manager Julian Suso; Parks and Recreation Department Director Bob Marusi; Linda Libby; state Sen. Karen Spilka; state Rep. Pam Richardson; state Rep. Tom Sannicandro

Guest speaker: Vito Bellotto, Marine to be activated to Afghanistan in May 2009

Salute: Placing the wreath in Rotunda- Ginger Este

Benediction: Robert Anspach

Retirement of Colors

PARTICIPANTS: Town Historian- Fred Wallace; Firing Squad the Patriot Riders and the Star Riders Bikers; Fire Department Honor Guard; Framingham Police Auxiliary Detail; Jewish War Veterans Honor Guard

Please bring your own chairs, none are to be provided.


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