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

Thursday, May 16, 2024

May 2024 - Veterans' Council Meeting and Memorial Day Parade Planning

May 2024 - Veterans' Council Meeting and Memorial Day Parade Planning

Thursday, May 16 - 7:00 pm - Senior Center

MEMORIAL DAY PARADE/CEREMONY VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED! 

CALL OUR OFFICE TO SIGN UP: (508) 613-1315

Shared from -> https://www.franklinma.gov/veterans-services/news/may-2024-veterans-council-meeting-and-memorial-day-parade-planning

May 2024 - Veterans' Council Meeting and Memorial Day Parade Planning
May 2024 - Veterans' Council Meeting and Memorial Day Parade Planning


Monday, May 13, 2024

Memorial Day Parade scheduled for May 27, 2024 at 10:30 AM

Franklin's Memorial Day parade route remains the same. The parade will step off at 10:30 AM from Depot St, proceed up Main St. 

It stops briefly at Dean College for a wreath ceremony before continuing up Main St and turning on School St (at the Library). 

The parade turns again on Union St and stop for another wreath ceremony at the Union St cemetery. The parade resumes proceeding down RT 140 to Beaver St and turns toward the Town Common. 

It makes another stop at the St Mary's cemetery before completing the route at the Town Common. The final ceremony among the veterans memorials is scheduled for noon.

Memorial Day Parade schedule
Memorial Day Parade schedule

Memorial Day Parade route
Memorial Day Parade route

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Town of Franklin Memorial Day Ceremony on the Town Common - 05/29/23 (audio)

FM #1001 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 1001 in the series. 


This session of the radio show shares the audio of the Town of Franklin Memorial Day ceremony held on the Town Common at the end of the parade on Monday, May 29, 2023. The day was gloriously sunny, with a gentle breeze. The crowd was mostly finding shade and in good voice when required.


Veterans Service Officer Shannon Nisbett is the master of ceremonies and introduces each speaker. A copy of the program in PDF form is listed below.


The ceremony runs about 40 minutes. 

Audio link -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-1001-town-of-franklin-memorial-day-2023-ceremony-05-29-23


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The Memorial Day Program (PDF) ->

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-a7EJgglakr-QIkNJT0fzcZobhu2Fukc/view?usp=drive_link 


My photos (for both the parade & ceremony) are found in one album -> 

https://photos.app.goo.gl/bWv3d6SUt3o7ZPk59 


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We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm) or 102.9 on the Franklin area radio dial.  


This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.


How can you help?

  • If you can use the information that you find here, please tell your friends and neighbors

  • If you don't like something here, please let me know


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For additional information, please visit Franklinmatters.org/ or www.franklin.news/


If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com


The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana"  c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.


I hope you enjoy!

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Rev Doreen Oughton provides the blessing
Rev Doreen Oughton provides the blessing


Sunday, May 28, 2023

Memorial Day Parade, Ceremony, and Taps Across America - Information & Reminders - May 29, 2023

Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony Information & Reminders - May 29, 2023
Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony 

1 - Memorial Day Parade – Monday, May 29 - 10:30 AM 
Starts at Dean College, then proceeds to Union Street and St. Mary’s Cemeteries via School, West Central and Beaver Streets and concludes at the Town Common.


2 - Memorial Day Ceremony – Monday, May 29 - Noon 
Will be held on the Town Common by the War Memorial after the parade. Franklin Veterans who have passed since last Memorial Day as well as Franklin’s 45 fallen heroes who died in our nation’s combats will be recognized.

Please note: If it rains on May 29, please check the Veterans’ Services web page at: https://www.franklinma.gov/veterans-services for cancellation notice.

** Some Memorial Day reminders via John Hefele

"Hi Everyone, I wanted to let everyone know that the Memorial Day Parade route is the same as last year. See the photo below. 
As you can see, the parade does not go along Union St. 
Also, the town common side of Church Square is closed to spectators. This is to allow vehicles carrying veterans and the fire trucks access for drop off and fire truck parking. 
You can view the parade from the church side of Church Square. 
Areas are also roped off on the common and we ask spectators to honor these and not try to cross the ropes. 
Lastly, any chairs on the common are for parade participants and not spectators. 
Thank you.
John Hefele"


And from Franklin Police:

*** MEMORIAL DAY PARADE ROAD CLOSURES ***

This Monday around 10:30 am there will be several roads closed in the downtown area for the annual Memorial Day Parade. You can expect closures of Depot Street, Main Street, West Central Street, Union Street, Beaver Street, and Church Square. We’ll see you there!

Shared from Instagram ->  https://www.instagram.com/p/CswQNZuryIJ/

3 - Taps Across America - 3 PM

Franklin resident Tim O'Toole will be participating in the Taps Across America Memorial Day playing of taps. Taps will be played all across America at 3pm local time. 3pm is the National Moment of Remembrance in honor of those who died in military service to the United States.

Tim will be playing taps on the Franklin Town Common on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29 at 3 PM.


MEMORIAL DAY PARADE ROAD CLOSURES
MEMORIAL DAY PARADE ROAD CLOSURES

Memorial Day Parade route
Memorial Day Parade route

Remember the difference

Important to remember the difference between Memorial Day, Veterans Day and Armed Forces Day.

Remember the difference
Remember the difference


Saturday, May 27, 2023

Franklin Municipal Building & Library CLOSURE - May 29, 2023 for Memorial Day

The Franklin Municipal Building and Library will be CLOSED on Monday, May 29, 2023 in observance of Memorial Day. They will reopen on Tuesday, May 30, 2023.

Shared from ->  https://www.franklinma.gov/home/news/franklin-municipal-building-closure-may-29th-2023  and -> https://www.franklinma.gov/franklin-public-library/bulletins/library-closed-memorial-day


Franklin Municipal Building & Library CLOSURE - May 29, 2023 for Memorial Day
Franklin Municipal Building  CLOSURE - May 29, 2023 for Memorial Day


Library closed for Memorial Day
Library closed for Memorial Day


Friday, May 26, 2023

Franklin's Event Outlook: May 26, 2023 to June 2, 2023

Music & food truck choices for our local brewery and winery are available this weekend leading to the Memorial Day parade and ceremony on Monday. Town buildings are closed for the holiday. This is one of the weeks where the trash & recycling pickup schedule is offset by one day due to the holiday. (Monday will get picked up Tuesday, Tuesday on Wednesday, etc...).

Tuesday head to THE BLACK BOX for the second movie in the three part series piloting a return of movies downtown. Cinema Zeotrope will be showing "If Beale Street Could Talk." Yes, #artshappenhere in Franklin!


Friday, May 26

8:00am - Love Letter - art display (during open hours) (Franklin Public Library)

9:00am - Memorial Day Breakfast (Franklin Senior Center)

4:30pm - Yarii's Kitchen (food truck)  (67 Degrees Brewery)

6:00pm - Carolyn Rae & the Rumors (live music) (67 Degrees Brewery)

6:00pm - AK Cody (live music)  (La Cantina Winery)


Saturday, May 27

8:00am - Love Letter - art display (during open hours) (Franklin Public Library)

10:00am - Franklin Historical Museum (always free)

11:00am - Yoga in the Taproom   (67 Degrees Brewery)

2:00pm - Pups & Pints @ The Cellar  (67 Degrees Brewery - Wrentham Village Mall))

4:00pm - The Fourtet (live music)  (La Cantina Winery)


Sunday, May 28

8:00am - Love Letter - art display (during open hours) (Franklin Public Library)

1:00pm - Franklin Historical Museum (always free)


Monday, May 29 - Memorial Day

10:30am - Memorial Day Parade (starts at Dean College, ends at Town Common)

12:00pm - Memorial Day Ceremony (on war memorial side of Town Common)


Tuesday, May 30

8:00am - Love Letter - art display

7:00pm - Cinema Zeotrope: "If Beale Street Could Talk" (donation suggested) (THE BLACK BOX)


Wednesday, May 31

8:00am - Love Letter - art display

1:00pm - Senior Scribblers (writing group)


Thursday, June 1

First Day of LGBTQ+ Pride Month

8:00am - Love Letter - art display

6:30pm - Franklin LGBTQ Alliance - monthly meeting


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The Franklin Art Association Art Gallery remains open during business hours at Escape into Fiction (Main St, Franklin)

Find the full Community event calendar  https://www.franklinmatters.org/p/blog-page.html

The Cultural calendar displays only the cultural events      https://www.franklinculture.org/things-do/pages/calendar

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 calendar is found  https://www.franklinps.net/calendar-by-event-type/26 


Franklin's Event Outlook: May 26, 2023 to June 2, 2023
Franklin's Event Outlook: May 26, 2023 to June 2, 2023

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony Schedule for May 29, 2023

"Honor our heroes at the Annual Memorial Day Parade on May 29, 2023! The parade will start at 10:30 AM at Dean College and the Ceremony will start at 12:00 PM on the town common. We hope you join us for our community day of remembrance."


Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony Schedule for May 29, 2023
Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony Schedule for May 29, 2023

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Reminder: Historical Museum offers to interview/record Veterans' military service story

In honor of Memorial Day Weekend, the Franklin Historical Museum will be open for its regular Saturday hours, May 27, 10 AM to 1 PM, and is welcoming Veterans to drop by at the museum (always free). 

Any veterans interested in sharing their stories of military service will be informally interviewed and (with their permission) recorded -- providing a chance to share their valuable recollections!  

For more information on this specific program, please email Alan Earls (alan.r.earls@gmail.com) or just drop by!

The museum is located at 80 West Central Street, is wheelchair accessible and entry is always free.

You can also visit the Historical Museum on the web at
http://franklinhistoricalmuseum.org/   

or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/FHM02038



Franklin Historical Museum, 80 West Central St
Franklin Historical Museum, 80 West Central St 

Saturday, May 6, 2023

SAVE-THE-DATES for MEMORIAL DAY 2023

Memorial Day Breakfast – Friday, May 26 - 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Will be held at the Franklin Senior Center. Reservations are required. Sign up at the Senior Center reception desk or call Mary at: (508) 520 – 4945 by May 12.

Memorial Day Parade – Monday, May 29 - 10:30 AM 
Starts at Dean College, then proceeds to Union Street and St. Mary’s Cemeteries via School, West Central and Beaver Streets and concludes at the Town Common.

Memorial Day Ceremony – Monday, May 29 - Noon 
Will be held on the Town Common by the War Memorial after the parade. Franklin Veterans who have passed since last Memorial Day as well as Franklin’s 45 fallen heroes who died in our nation’s combats will be recognized.

Please note: If it rains on May 29, please check the Veterans’ Services web page at: https://www.franklinma.gov/veterans-services for cancellation notice.

Let us all remember…We are the land of the free because of the brave.

SAVE-THE-DATES for MEMORIAL DAY 2023
SAVE-THE-DATES for MEMORIAL DAY 2023


Thursday, May 4, 2023

Historical Museum offering to interview and/or record stories of Veterans' military service

In honor of Memorial Day Weekend, the Franklin Historical Museum will be open for its regular Saturday hours, May 27, 10 AM to 1 PM, and is welcoming Veterans to drop by at the museum (always free). 

Any veterans interested in sharing their stories of military service will be informally interviewed and (with their permission) recorded -- providing a chance to share their valuable recollections!  

For more information on this specific program, please email Alan Earls (alan.r.earls@gmail.com) or just drop by!

The museum is located at 80 West Central Street, is wheelchair accessible and entry is always free.

You can also visit the Historical Museum on the web at
http://franklinhistoricalmuseum.org/   

or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/FHM02038



Franklin Historical Museum, 80 West Central St
Franklin Historical Museum, 80 West Central St 

Monday, April 24, 2023

April Veterans' Council Meeting - Thursday, Apr 27 - 7 PM

Join us! Thursday, April 27, 2023 - 7:00 p.m.

The April Veterans' Council/Memorial Day Parade meeting will be held on Thursday, April 27, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. in the Senior Center.

We'll move back to our regular schedule, the third Thursday of the month, in May. That meeting will be held on Thursday, May 18 at 7:00 p.m. at the Senior Center.

All Franklin residents interested in Veterans' activities and events are welcome to join us!

April Veterans' Council Meeting - Thursday, Apr 27 - 7 PM
April Veterans' Council Meeting - Thursday, Apr 27 - 7 PM

Saturday, April 8, 2023

Memorial Day 2023 - Save-the-Dates

Memorial Day 2023 - Save-the-Dates

Memorial Day Breakfast, Parade and Ceremony

Originally called Decoration Day, Memorial Day was declared a national holiday through an act of Congress in 1971, and its roots date back to the Civil War era.

Memorial Day honors members of the U.S. Military who sacrificed their lives while defending our nation.

Please join us for these upcoming Memorial Day events.

Read more -> https://www.franklinma.gov/veterans-services/news/memorial-day-2023-save-dates

Memorial Day 2023 - Save-the-Dates
Memorial Day 2023 - Save-the-Dates

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Calling All Veterans! Memorial Day Parade Participants Wanted - Join Us

Calling All Veterans!

Memorial Day Parade Participants Wanted - Join Us!

We're hoping to have one of the best Memorial Day Parades ever to honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.

We're looking for Veterans who would like to be part of this event by helping to:
  • Set up the day of the parade (May 29, 2023) or
  • Direct parade participants or
  • Walk or ride in the parade
If you'd like to join us, please call Dick at: (508) 735-5509.

Calling All Veterans!  Memorial Day Parade Participants Wanted - Join Us
Calling All Veterans!  Memorial Day Parade Participants Wanted - Join Us

Shared from Town of Franklin page ->  https://www.franklinma.gov/veterans-services/news/calling-all-veterans

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Town of Franklin Memorial Day ceremony - 05/30/22 (audio)

FM #809 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 809 in the series. 

This session of the radio show shares the audio of the Town of Franklin Memorial Day ceremony held on the Town Common at the end of the parade on Monday, May 30, 2022. The day was gloriously sunny and the crowd was mostly finding shade and in good voice when required.


Veterans Service Officer Shannon Nisbett is the master of ceremonies.


The meeting runs just over an 1 hour. 


Audio file =>  https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-809-town-of-franklin-memorial-day-ceremony-05-30-22

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The Memorial Day Program (PDF) -> (speakers and order of events)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mhoM0ZxLOZel7PLuB-QqcFXPwt01BKhi/view?usp=sharing 


My photos (for both the parade & ceremony) are found in one album -> https://photos.app.goo.gl/whbeePZZQVzb7rwJ7 


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We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm) or 102.9 on the Franklin area radio dial.  


This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.


How can you help?

  • If you can use the information that you find here, please tell your friends and neighbors

  • If you don't like something here, please let me know


Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening.


For additional information, please visit Franklinmatters.org/ or www.franklin.news/


If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com


The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana"  c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.


I hope you enjoy!

------------------


You can also subscribe and listen to Franklin Matters audio on iTunes or your favorite podcast app; search in "podcasts" for "Franklin Matters"



L-R: John Milot, Commander, Edward L. Grant American Legion Post 75, Robert Catalano, WWII Navy Veteran, Parade Grand Marshal
L-R: John Milot, Commander, Edward L. Grant American Legion Post 75, Robert Catalano, WWII Navy Veteran, Parade Grand Marshal

Monday, May 30, 2022

Memorial Day

Reminder that the parade starts at 10:30 and the ceremony is scheduled for Noon on the Town Common. The parade route can be found -> https://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/05/reminder-memorial-day-parade-starts-at.html

Veterans Walkway on the Franklin Town Common
Veterans Walkway on the Franklin Town Common

Franklin TV and wfpr.fm schedule for Monday, May 30, 2022

  • wfpr.fm or 102.9 on the FM dial = Monday

9 AM 12 PM and 6 PM Talkin’ the Blues – Jim Derick & Todd Monjur
2 hours of awesome blues music, info, interviews

11 AM 2 PM and 8 PM A More Perfect Union – with Dr. Michael Walker-Jones,
Representative Jeff Roy and Dr. Natalia Linos

  • Franklin All Access TV - Our Public Access Channel (Comcast 8, Verizon 26) = MONDAY

8:00 am SAFE Coalition: Michelle Palladini
9:00 am FHS: Senior Awards Night 2022
12:00 pm Brook'n'Cookin: Scones
12:30 pm Sandya: Pasta
1:00 pm Cooking Thyme: Fish
1:30 pm Pizzapalooza: Margherita Pizza
2:00 pm New England Candlepins: Fall 2019 Show 2
3:00 pm Candlepin New Generation: Show 8
4:00 pm Let's Talk Sports: Episode 3
5:30 pm Senior Connection: Sleep
7:30 pm Frank Presents: Danielle Hopkins
8:30 pm FPAC: Broadway in Franklin 2022

  • Franklin Pride TV - Our Educational Channel (Comcast 96, Verizon 28) = MONDAY

7:00 am Public School Concert: Elementary Music Pt. 3 06-04-18
8:30 am FHS Varsity Softball: v King Philip 05-23-22
10:30 am Public School Concert: FHS Concert Night 2019
1:30 pm Let's Talk Sports: Episode 3
2:00 pm SAFE Coalition: Danny Lagarce
5:00 pm FHS Girls Varsity Lacrosse: v Moses Brown 05-04-22
8:30 pm FHS: Senior Awards Night 2022

  • Franklin Town Hall TV - Our Government Channel (Comcast 11, Verizon 29) = MONDAY

8:00 am Planning Board 05-23-22
12:00 pm Economic Development: 05-26-22
2:00 pm Planning Board 05-23-22

Get this week's program guide for Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm) online  http://franklin.tv/programguide.pdf  

Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm)
Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm)