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

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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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.


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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)

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Reminder: Memorial Day - Parade starts at 10:30, ceremony at Town Common at noon

Join us for the annual Memorial Day Parade to honor those who served and made the ultimate sacrifice.

A ceremony will follow on the Town Common at Noon. All are welcome!

Parade route map:

Parade route map
Parade route map

 
Memorial Day - Parade starts at 10:30, ceremony at Town Common at noon
Memorial Day - Parade starts at 10:30, ceremony at Town Common at noon
Shared from the Town of Franklin pages

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Franklin Public Library Closed for Memorial Day - along with Town of Franklin offices and schools

Franklin Public Library Closed for Memorial Day

Franklin Public Library Closed for Memorial Day - along with Town of Franklin offices and schools
Franklin Public Library Closed for Memorial Day - along with Town of Franklin offices and schools
 

The Franklin Public Library will be closed Sunday, May 29 and Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day.

Shared from -> https://www.franklinma.gov/franklin-public-library/news/franklin-public-library-closed-may-29-may-30-memorial-day

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Memorial Day - Parade starts at 10:30, ceremony at Town Common at noon

Join us for the annual Memorial Day Parade to honor those who served and made the ultimate sacrifice.

A ceremony will follow on the Town Common at Noon. All are welcome!

Parade route map:

Parade route map
Parade route map

 
Memorial Day - Parade starts at 10:30, ceremony at Town Common at noon
Memorial Day - Parade starts at 10:30, ceremony at Town Common at noon

Shared from the Town of Franklin pages

Saturday, April 2, 2022

Memorial Day 2022 - Weekend event schedule - Save-the-Dates

Memorial Day 2022 - Save-the-Dates

Join us as we honor the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country

Memorial Day 2022 - Weekend event schedule - Save-the-Dates
Memorial Day 2022 - Weekend event schedule - Save-the-Dates


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