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.