Showing posts with label Memorial Day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Memorial Day. Show all posts

Monday, May 31, 2021

“Taps Across America” today at 3 PM

"Last year, CBS’s Steve Hartman asked musicians to play taps at 3 o'clock sharp. With Memorial Day parades and ceremonies canceled because of the pandemic, tens of thousands of buglers and trumpeters played to honor America’s patriots. It became one of the largest musical performances of all time.

From coast to coast, the musicians of all skill levels created “Taps Across America.” Hartman says, “I was not surprised, I was blown away that everybody felt as I did, that this is what America needed right now.”
Continue reading the article online
 
Taps Across America -  https://youtu.be/TxLEJbLmf6g

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Friday, May 28, 2021

Franklin's Event Outlook: May 28 - Jun 3, 2021

Memorial Day, traditional start to the summer time and this time also the relaxation  of the COVID-19 protocols for MA. Just because the protocols are being relaxed doesn't mean the virus is not here. It is still around, it can have deadly or long lasting health effects. If you are not vaccinated (yet) please do so. 

Whether you are or not, please be careful. Good health enables a whole lot of good things to happen. A slim choice but a careful one to begin the re-opening. Electronics recycling, food truck and performances at THE BLACK BOX and of course, while no parade, the services at noon on the Town Common to recognize Memorial Day.


Friday, May 28
 Story Walk @DelCarte
 10th Annual FBRTC Virtual Race – 5K run or walk 2021
6:00pm -  Broadway in Franklin (Video on Demand)
 
Saturday, May 29
 Story Walk @DelCarte
 10th Annual FBRTC Virtual Race – 5K run or walk 2021
9:00am -  Electronics Recycling Event
5:00pm -  Food Truck and Live Music Festival
6:00pm -  Broadway in Franklin (Video on Demand)
 
Sunday, May 30
 Story Walk @DelCarte
 10th Annual FBRTC Virtual Race – 5K run or walk 2021
5:00pm -  Food Truck and Live Music Festival
6:00pm -  Broadway in Franklin (Video on Demand)
 
Monday, May 31   Memorial Day
 Story Walk @DelCarte
 10th Annual FBRTC Virtual Race – 5K run or walk 2021
12:00pm -  Memorial Day Service
6:00pm -  Broadway in Franklin (Video on Demand)
 
Tuesday, June 1
9:00am -  wfpr.fm: Pamela Hines – Jazz Journey
12:00pm -  wfpr.fm: Pamela Hines – Jazz Journey
6:00pm -  wfpr.fm: Pamela Hines – Jazz Journey
6:00pm -  Broadway in Franklin (Video on Demand)
 
Wednesday, June 2
10:00am -  wfpr.fm: "The Wonderful World of Wine" – Mark/ Kim
1:00pm -  wfpr.fm: "The Wonderful World of Wine" – Mark/Kim
6:00pm -  Broadway in Franklin (Video on Demand)
7:00pm -  wfpr.fm: "The Wonderful World of Wine" – Mark/Kim
7:30pm -  Let’s Laugh Today is Free on ZOOM!
 
Thursday, June 3
10:00am -  wfpr.fm: "Frank’s Music" – Frank Falvey
11:00am -  wfpr.fm: "Talkin’ the Blues" – Jim/Todd
1:00pm -  wfpr.fm: "Frank’s Music" – Frank Falvey
2:00pm -  wfpr.fm: "Talkin’ the Blues" – Jim/Todd
6:00pm -  Broadway in Franklin (Video on Demand)
7:00pm -  350 Mass Greater Franklin Node
7:00pm -  wfpr.fm: "Frank’s Music" – Frank Falvey
8:00pm -  wfpr.fm: "Talkin' the Blues!" - Jim/Todd
 

If you have an event to add to the calendar, you can use the form to submit it for publication:  https://forms.gle/oPdi8X3ZbHHyrHzo6

The Town meeting calendar is found  https://www.franklinma.gov/calendar
The School district meeting calendar is found   https://www.franklinps.net/calendar-by-event-type/26
 
Community Calendar
Community Calendar

Memorial Day Ceremony - May 31, noon

Memorial Day Ceremony

Monday, May 31, 2021 at Noon on the Town Common

All are welcome to join us as we honor our departed veterans.

Please note: There will not be a Memorial Day Breakfast or Parade

this year due to COVID-19.

 

Memorial Day Ceremony - May 31, noon
Memorial Day Ceremony - May 31, noon


Saturday, May 22, 2021

Head's up for Franklin Veterans - Memorial Day & ArtWALK

We are having a Memorial Day program on the Common on Monday, May 31 at noon after brief memorial ceremonies at Dean College, Union Street and St. Mary's Cemeteries.  All are invited to the program at noon.
There will not be a Memorial Day breakfast or parade this year.

We are still looking for a few more volunteers to help us at the monuments on the Town Common at the ARTWALK on Fri & Sat. (Jun 11-12) (We will provide volunteers with info about each monument so they are able to answer visitors' questions.) Interested folks can sign up by calling our office.

Thank you!

Debra Martin
Franklin Veterans Services
10 Daniel McCahill Street
Franklin, MA 02038
T: 508.613.1315

Head's up for Franklin Veterans - Memorial Day & ArtWALK
Head's up for Franklin Veterans - Memorial Day & ArtWALK 


Monday, April 19, 2021

No trash/recycle pick up delay until Memorial Day

Yes, it is Patriots Day. While Town offices, the Library, etc. are closed today, there is no one day delay for trash/recycle this week. There is no delay on the calendar until May when Memorial Day rolls around.

The current issue of the recycling flyer can be found online

No one day delay for trash/recycle on the calendar until May (Memorial Day)
No trash/recycle pick up delay until Memorial Day

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Veterans Memorial Walkway Update

Order an engraved brick for Memorial Day 2021!

Honor your special veteran with an engraved brick this Memorial Day! The next brick installation is scheduled for May 2021. Bricks may be purchased to pay tribute to anyone who served or is currently serving in the U.S. military.

The deadline for the May installation is April 1, 2021. Thanks to all who have honored our veterans by supporting this project!

Brick order forms are available at: https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif591/f/uploads/cid_e86af66...

Please contact the Veterans Services Office at: (508) 613-1315 for more information.


Shared from Town of Franklin page

Veterans Memorial Walkway Update
Veterans Memorial Walkway Update


Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Franklin's Memorial Day Ceremony - TV Program Schedule

Franklin's Memorial Day Ceremony 

TV Program Schedule

Tune in on Comcast CH 8 or Verizon CH 26

Franklin's Memorial Day breakfast and parade were cancelled this year due to Covid-19. The Veterans Office, along with State and Town officials, members of American Legion Post 75 and VFW Post 3402, recently held a Memorial Day ceremony on the Common which was filmed by Franklin TV.  Many thanks to Chris Flynn, Franklin TV Producer, for helping us honor Franklin veterans and all U.S. service members who lost their lives in service to our country.

The Franklin Memorial Day program will be shown on Franklin TV (Comcast CH 8, Verizon CH 26) at these times:
  • Wednesday      June 3   3:30pm
  • Thursday          June 4   8:00am
  • Saturday           June 6   8:00am
 
Franklin's Memorial Day Ceremony - TV Program Schedule
Franklin's Memorial Day Ceremony - TV Program Schedule

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Franklin TV - Memorial Day 2020 - Program Schedule

Franklin TV - Memorial Day 2020 - Program Schedule

The schedule for the broadcast of the Memorial Day 2020 program is as follows:
  • Wednesday, 03:30 PM
  • Thursday, 08:00 AM
  • Saturday, 08:00 AM 
For the complete Franklin.TV and WFPR.FM radio schedule check out the program guide  http://franklin.tv/programguide.pdf
 
Franklin TV - Memorial Day 2020 - Program Schedule
Franklin TV - Memorial Day 2020 - Program Schedule

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

MA virtual ceremony for Memorial Day 2020 (video)


"Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito joined legislative leaders and local officials today to recognize Memorial Day in a virtual ceremony.

Secretary of Veterans’ Services Francisco UreƱa, Senate President Karen Spilka, House Speaker Robert DeLeo, and Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs Co-Chairs Senator Walter F. Timility and Rep. Linda Dean Campbell provided video remarks, and the Massachusetts National Guard performed a special Tribute to the Fallen Wreath Ceremony.

The flags presented to Baker and Major General Gary W. Keefe by the Color Guard during this ceremony have flown above the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Agawam, and the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Winchendon, as a mark of solemn respect and in honor of the veterans lost during the COVID-19 public health emergency."
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20200525/watch-massachusetts-holds-virtual-ceremony-to-honor-our-fallen-heroes-on-memorial-day-2020

Video link = https://youtu.be/iHCFPy_URIQ


Sunday, May 24, 2020

Franklin TV - Memorial Day 2020 - Program Schedule

The schedule for the broadcast of the Memorial Day 2020 program is as follows:
  • Monday, 11:00 AM
  • Wednesday, 03:30 PM
  • Thursday, 08:00 AM
  • Saturday, 08:00 AM 
For the complete Franklin.TV and WFPR.FM radio schedule check out the program guide  http://franklin.tv/programguide.pdf

 
 
Franklin TV - Memorial Day 2020 - Program Schedule
Franklin TV - Memorial Day 2020 - Program Schedule

Senator Spilka: Memorial Day Message


Happy Memorial Day

As this holiday weekend approaches, I am more grateful than ever for all Americans who have served our country—especially those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve the bonds of community we hold so dear.

Memorial Day is an opportunity to reflect, to remember, and to say thank you. We commemorate the legacy that our fallen heroines and heroes have left behind, and also offer our condolences to our Gold Star families.

The freedoms established and preserved by those who died for us come with responsibilities. We must live our lives, and be in community with one another, in a way so that those who died did not do so in vain. It is the best way we can honor their legacy.

Wishing you all safety and health this holiday weekend.

Warm regards,



For additional updates, visit her update page  https://karenspilka.com/updates
For the latest on COVID-19, visit her COVID-19 page
https://karenspilka.com/covid

Video link = https://youtu.be/mcGPYbYz-5g




Senator Spilka: Memorial Day
Senator Spilka: Memorial Day

Friday, May 22, 2020

In the News: "Franklin named Purple Heart Community"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
The town is now recognized as a Purple Heart Community, joining more than 90 other Massachusetts communities in honoring local veterans.

The designation was approved by the Town Council on Wednesday night, and honors recipients of the Purple Heart medal, which is presented to U.S. military service members who have been wounded or killed by enemy forces.

The medal - the nation’s oldest military award - was created by George Washington in 1782 and was originally called the “Badge for Military Merit.” Part of the designation entails celebrating Purple Heart Day, which is held on Aug. 8.

The designation also adds Franklin as a stop along the Purple Heart Trail, a national network of roads, bridges, highways and other monuments honoring soldiers who have been awarded a Purple Heart medal. There are currently designated sections in 45 states, including Guam.
Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20200521/franklin-named-purple-heart-community

The Proclamation making Franklin a Purple Heart Community did not need a Town Council vote on Wednesday. It was one of three proclamations made during the Wednesday session held via virtual meeting.

 
 
The Edward L Grant granite marker along the Veterans Walkway photo taken in Nov 2018
 The Edward L Grant granite marker along the Veterans Walkway photo taken in Nov 2018

Thursday, May 21, 2020

MBTA: Commuter Rail notice for Monday - Memorial Day

The Commuter Rail will operate on a normal Sunday schedule on Monday, May 25, for Memorial Day. There will be no disruption on the Lowell, Fitchburg, Worcester, and Greenbush lines. The diversion between W Gloucester and Rockport will still be in effect.


Affected routes:
  • Newburyport/Rockport Line
  • Haverhill Line
  • Lowell Line
  • Fitchburg Line
  • Framingham/Worcester Line
  • Needham Line
  • Franklin Line
  • Fairmount Line
  • Providence/Stoughton Line
  • Middleborough/Lakeville Line
  • Kingston/Plymouth Line
  • Greenbush Line

Last Updated: May 20 2020 03:47 PM 

Franklin Line schedule  https://www.mbta.com/schedules/CR-Franklin/timetable

Franklin/Forge Park Station
Franklin/Forge Park Station

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Franklin Public Schools: Important Dates and Information

Important Dates and Information


May-June 2020

All Franklin Public School buildings are closed for the rest of the school year. Remote learning is in session.

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Wed May 20th- SENIOR Drop off day for books, and non-technology materials only  
Chromebooks will NOT be collected on this day
  • Seniors should pull up in the bus drop-off loop; leave all materials you are returning in your trunk. Stay in your vehicle.  Someone will assist you
  • Each item you are dropping off must be clearly labeled with your name and ID number. Any non-labeled items will not be taken from your trunk. 
  • The two drop off times are between 8:15AM-9:45 AM and then again between 12:30PM and 2:00PM Do not attempt any drop off between 10 AM and 12:30 PM. Nobody will be there to assist you.
Senior Chromebook Return and the time to pick up your senior box of graduation materials will be the week of May 26-28

More information will be emailed home and posted on Grad info page

The Last Day of online learning for SENIORS ONLY is May 22nd.
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The Last Day of online learning is Thursday, June 18th for 9th, 10th, 11th grade. If this changes, this page will be updated with new information.
Having troubles with your Chromebook? Complete this tech work order form and someone will contact you to help

Click HERE to view the Remote Learning Schedule for FHS Students 

Click HERE to order an Oskey 2020 Yearbook.

FHS 2020-2021 Mock Trial team online information session meeting June 11th 7-8 pm. If interested, please email Mr. Mike Walsh at: walshm@franklinps.net with your email information and he will send you an invite.

Class of 2021 Prom to be held in the Fall; more information to come
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New FPS Learning Resources website (https://sites.google.com/franklinps.net/fpscommunitylearningresource/home) - created by the Superintendent's office to support and guidance for our students, families, and teachers as we navigate these unprecedented circumstances together as a community. We will continue to curate resources throughout our closure period. We recommend frequently revisiting for the latest updates and information.
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Contact Information Changes-If you need to change an email address or phone number in your student's Aspen contact information, click here (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeY4jBgHKcpcfI5bKqPmeCQ7HD800zKcdlQps9XmVDudDTuYw/viewform) to send us those changes
DateEvent
5/25/2020No School - Memorial Day
6/18/2020Last day of School for 9th, 10th, and 11th grade -COVID calendar
Shared from the Town of Franklin Public Schools page
Franklin Public Schools: Important Dates and Information
Franklin Public Schools: Important Dates and Information

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Looking for "volunteers to help replace American flags at veteran graves"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"Memorial Day festivities in Franklin have been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the town has still found a way to honor its veterans.

The annual Memorial Day breakfast scheduled for Friday, May 22, and the parade and ceremony at the Town Common on Monday, May 25, have each been canceled. But for Sunday, May 24, the VFW Post 3402 is seeking volunteers to help replace the American flags at veteran graves, something it usually does in collaboration with local Scouting groups, said Ernest Carruthers, of VFW Post 3402.

This year, however, Scouts are prohibited by their national organizations from participating in in-person events to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, he said.

“Area veterans and supporters of veterans have volunteered to make sure that our fallen veterans are remembered and that their final resting place receives a new American flag,” said Carruthers."
Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)

https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20200509/franklin-cancels-memorial-day-parade-will-replace-flags-at-veterans-graves

To volunteer, email Carruthers at ernestcarruthersjr@gmail.com and put “Flag Volunteer” in the subject line. All volunteers must wear face coverings. A short ceremony on Memorial Day will also be aired on Franklin Local TV, said Dale Kurtz, the town’s veterans service officer.


Did you hear the interview with Franklin's Veterans Service Officer Dale Kurtz?
Listen here: 
https://www.franklinmatters.org/2020/05/fm-257-dale-kurtz-veterans-services.html

Looking for "volunteers to help replace American flags at veteran graves"
Looking for "volunteers to help replace American flags at veteran graves"
 

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Memorial Day Activities Cancelled Due to COVID-19

Memorial Day Activities Cancelled Due to COVID-19

This year's Memorial Day activities have been cancelled due to concerns about the safety and well-being of attendees and participants during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes the annual Memorial Day breakfast scheduled for May 22 and the annual parade and ceremony on the Town Common scheduled for May 25.

Memorial Day flag placing on veterans' gravesites in our town's three cemeteries will still take place and volunteers are needed. Those wishing to volunteer should email: ernestcarruthersjr@gmail.com and put "Flag Volunteer" in the subject line. All volunteers must wear face coverings.

Memorial Day Activities Cancelled Due to COVID-19
Memorial Day Activities Cancelled Due to COVID-19

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Veterans Memorial Walkway: Fourth Brick Installation Planned

The next installation of engraved bricks on the Veterans Memorial Walkway on the Franklin Town Common is scheduled for May 2020. The cut-off date for purchasing bricks for this installation is April 1, 2020.

Engraved bricks are $100 each and include the U.S. veteran’s or current service member’s first, middle and last name and branch of service. Those being honored with a brick do not have to be Franklin residents. 

For more information or to purchase a brick, contact the Veterans Services Office at: (508) 613-1315 or go to www.franklinveteransbricks.com for online orders

 
Veterans Memorial Walkway
Veterans Memorial Walkway: A brick for my father is located here. Do you have a relative to honor?

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Veterans Memorial Walkway - Bricks remain on sale

Brick Sales Are Ongoing

The Veterans Memorial Walkway Project has been an overwhelming success! The Walkway was dedicated on Sunday, November 11, 2018 on the Franklin Town Common. The dedication followed the first installation of engraved bricks as well as 45 memorial plaques which honor Franklin's fallen heroes (from WWI to present day) who made the ultimate sacrifice while defending our country.

Local and state dignitaries, members of the Massachusetts Army National Guard and a crowd estimated at several thousand family and community members attended the Walkway dedication ceremony. The Massachusetts National Guard 215th Army Band and the Franklin High School Chorus provided patriotic music and songs for the event which was followed by a reception at the Franklin Senior Center.
Veterans Memorial Walkway
Veterans Memorial Walkway

The second installation of engraved bricks coincided with Memorial Day 2019. Future installations are planned for Veterans Day and Memorial Day moving forward until all Walkway bricks are sold.

The buy-a-brick project offers individuals the opportunity to honor a special veteran by purchasing a brick paver inscribed with the veteran's name and branch of service. Non-Franklin veterans and those currently serving in the U.S. military are also included.

Brick order forms are available in the lobby of the Town Hall and Senior Center, at the Veterans Services Office and online at: franklinveteransbricks.com

Brick order forms are available online at: franklinveteransbricks.com
Brick order forms are available online at: franklinveteransbricks.com