When Police Chief Stephen Williams returned home from the Vietnam War, the reception he got was "terrible," he said.
"I don't want that to happen to those who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, I don't want that to happen to them," said Williams.
"There's all sorts of support now we never had when we came home - and it's only right," Williams said.
Placing a war memorial honoring those who fought in the current conflicts next to the existing World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War monuments on the common "is a fitting tribute to people in our military," said Williams, a member of the veteran's monument committee.
Franklin's Veterans Agent Bob Fahey put the committee together in November 2006, at the behest of Town Administrator Jeffrey D. Nutting, with the intention of honoring fallen troops from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.
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