Friday, May 15, 2009

"monument only exists because of the generosity of residents"

Posted May 14, 2009 @ 11:57 PM


On Memorial Day, the families of Franklin's two soldiers killed in action since September 11, 2001, will unveil a new memorial honoring the fallen heroes, says Veterans Agent Bob Fahey.

The monument, which features a bronze doughboy statue, is fully in place on the town common, Fahey said.

Next week, colored cement will be poured around it as flooring, and six lit service flags will be installed, he said.

"I think it's going to possibly be one of the nicest memorial sites in the state. I really feel it's going to be a thing of indescribable beauty," Fahey said, getting choked up.

"But most of all, it's going to bring home to people recognition of the sacrifices made on our behalf by all those who served in the military," he said.

Read the full article on the monument in the Milford Daily News here

For pictures of the other war monuments on the Town Common visit here and here

A recent picture of the WWI doughboy can be see on the top right corner of Franklin Matters.

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