Showing posts with label VFW. Show all posts
Showing posts with label VFW. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Blood Drive at Franklin VFW - Nov 5

Blood Drive at Franklin VFW - Nov 5
Blood Drive at Franklin VFW - Nov 5



HOSTED BY

Franklin VFW Post 3402
1034 Pond Street Franklin, MA 02038

Aboard the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham and Women’s Hospital Blood Mobile
parked in front parking

Friday, November 5, 2021 10:00 AM 4:30 PM

Appointments: Logon For Friday tinyurl.com/PostN2021 

Questions, please call 617-632-3206
Appointments recommended. Walk-ins taken as time allows.

Download a copy of the flyer as a reminder or to share:

Monday, September 21, 2020

Register to participate in the Food4Vets Service on Oct 3

Franklin Post 3402 is participating in the VFW Day of Service on Oct  3. The State VFW is teaming up with the Mass Military Support Foundation. The food boxes will be similar to what was distributed at Gillette Stadium and other points in Western Mass earlier this year. 

This is open to all vets, but we will require proof of service (vet org ID card, VA ID card, DD-214, etc). They'll need to register in advance (link is coming). 

Registration link: https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/noFI3EzQEdyjQXswdSO-DQ

If they don't have internet access I'll be happy to take their info and get them in the system. We'll need name, branch of service, and family size. 

Anyone with questions or issues registering once the link is shared can reach me at post3402@vfwma.org or 508-533-2377. E-mail preferred. 

Pick up will be at the VFW Post (Pond St) on Oct 3 from 10 AM - 1 PM.




Franklin Post 3402 is participating in the Food4Vets Service on Oct  3
Franklin Post 3402 is participating in the Food4Vets Service on Oct  3


Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Franklin Post 3402 is participating in the Food4Vets Service on Oct 3

Franklin Post 3402 is participating in the VFW Day of Service on Oct  3. The State VFW is teaming up with the Mass Military Support Foundation. The food boxes will be similar to what was distributed at Gillette Stadium and other points in Western Mass earlier this year. 

This is open to all vets, but we will require proof of service (vet org ID card, VA ID card, DD-214, etc). They'll need to register in advance (link is coming). If they don't have internet access I'll be happy to take their info and get them in the system. We'll need name, branch of service, and family size. 

Anyone with questions or issues registering once the link is shared can reach me at post3402@vfwma.org or 508-533-2377. E-mail preferred. 

Pick up will be at the VFW Post (Pond St) on Oct 3 from 10 AM - 1 PM.




Franklin Post 3402 is participating in the Food4Vets Service on Oct  3
Franklin Post 3402 is participating in the Food4Vets Service on Oct  3


Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Veteran's Memorial Walkway Update

The spring brick installation on the Veterans Memorial Walkway will be delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Please stay tuned for updates

The Veterans Walkway in the rain Monday, March 29, 2020

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Franklin VFW Post 3402 - high school and middle school essay contest announced

The VFW is dedicated to promoting patriotism and investing in our future generation. If you are a democracy-loving high school student interested in a $30,000 college scholarship or a patriotic middle school student interested in winning $5,000, these scholarships may be for you.
Patriot's Pen: The 2019-20 theme is: What Makes America Great
Each year more than 132,000 students in grades 6-8 enter the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen youth essay contest. The national first-place winner wins $5,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. The first-place winner from each state competes for national awards totaling $55,000, with each first-place state winner receiving a minimum of $500 at the national level. 
The essay contest encourages young minds to examine America’s history, along with their own experiences in modern American society, by drafting a 300- to 400-word essay, expressing their views based on a patriotic theme chosen by the VFW Commander-in-Chief. Want to apply? Read the rules and eligibility requirements, then download and complete the 2019-20 entry form. All student entries must be submitted to a sponsoring local VFW Post by midnight, Oct. 31, 2019.
Voice of Democracy: The 2019-20 theme is: What Makes America Great
Established in 1947, our Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. Each year, nearly 40,000 9-12 grade students from across the country enter to win their share of $2.1 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program. 
The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. A complete list of other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000, and the first-place winner from each VFW Department (state) wins a minimum scholarship of $1,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. Want to apply? Read the rules and eligibility requirements, then download and complete the 2019-20 entry form. All student entries must be submitted to a sponsoring local VFW Post by midnight, Oct. 31, 2019.
Official Entry Forms and Instructions can be found at:  https://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships 

Entries are to be mailed to:  Franklin VFW Post 3402, PO Box 96, Franklin, MA  

VFW Post 3402, Franklin, MA; VFW Auxiliary 3402 Franklin, MA; https://post3402.org/  Contact JoAnn Wright at joannw826@gmail.com if you have any questions.



Download the PDF of this announcement



Franklin VFW Post 1034 Pond Street
Franklin VFW Post - 1034 Pond Street

Thursday, May 16, 2019

VFW Youth Scholarships for 2019-2020

The VFW is dedicated to promoting patriotism and investing in our future generation. If you are a democracy-loving high school student interested in a $30,000 college scholarship or a patriotic middle school student interested in winning $5,000, these scholarships may be for you.
VFW Youth Scholarships for 2019-2020
VFW Youth Scholarships

Patriot's Pen: The 2019-20 theme is: What Makes America Great

Each year more than 132,000 students in grades 6-8 enter the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen youth essay contest. The national first-place winner wins $5,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. The first-place winner from each state competes for national awards totaling $55,000, with each first-place state winner receiving a minimum of $500 at the national level.

The essay contest encourages young minds to examine America’s history, along with their own experiences in modern American society, by drafting a 300- to 400-word essay, expressing their views based on a patriotic theme chosen by the VFW Commander-in-Chief. Want to apply? Read the rules and eligibility requirements, then download and complete the 2019-20 entry form. All student entries must be submitted to a sponsoring local VFW Post by midnight, Oct. 31, 2019.

Voice of Democracy: The 2019-20 theme is: What Makes America Great

Established in 1947, our Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. Each year, nearly 40,000 9-12 grade students from across the country enter to win their share of $2.1 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program.

The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. A complete list of other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000, and the first-place winner from each VFW Department (state) wins a minimum scholarship of $1,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. Want to apply? Read the rules and eligibility requirements, then download and complete the 2019-20 entry form. All student entries must be submitted to a sponsoring local VFW Post by midnight, Oct. 31, 2019.

Official Entry Forms and Instructions can be found at: https://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships

Entries are to be mailed to: Franklin VFW Post 3402, PO Box 96, Franklin, MA

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Chili & Chowder Challenge - April 14

Chili & Chowder Challenge to support the Relay For Life of Western Norfolk County on April 14 from noon - 4 PM at the Medway VFW Post 1526. Some of the best restaurants and fire departments around will be presenting their version of chili and chowder for you to vote on. 

There will be a DJ, Raffles, Silent Auctions, Free Ice Cream and more Chili and Chowder than you can eat. Tickets are on sale now and are $10.00 with advanced purchase or $20.00 at the door. Contact me if you would like a ticket, have any questions or would like to help support the Challenge. We are still accepting donations for the raffle.

Tickets can be purchased in advance by making a donation directly to my Relay For Life page or contacting me directly. There is a link on our Facebook page below. We look forward to seeing you there.

Please take a moment to support these local business and fire departments that will be at the Challenge this year. (in no particular order)

  • T.C. Scoops
  • PJ's Smoke "N" Grill
  • PJ's Bar & Grill
  • The Alumni Restaurant
  • Napper Tandy's Millis
  • The Raven's Nest
  • Jimmy D's Bar & Grill
  • Pollard's Texas Que
  • J & L Catering
  • The Moonlight Chef
  • Medfield Fire Department
  • Medway Firefighters Local 4602
  • Westwood Fire
  • Hose Heads Chili Team
  • Wrentham Fire Department
  • Norwood Firefighters Local 1631
  • Needham Firefighters - Local 1706
  • Sherborn Fire

Follow the event on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/events/312734096267458/

Chili & Chowder Challenge - April 14 (Facebook event photo)
Chili & Chowder Challenge - April 14 (Facebook event photo)

Monday, March 18, 2019

Veterans Memorial Walkway - Next installation for Memorial Day 2019

The next installation of engraved bricks on the Veterans Memorial Walkway on the Franklin Town Common will coincide with Memorial Day 2019.

“Brick sales are ongoing and bricks will be sold until all the bricks on the walkway are engraved,” said Larry Bederian, Chairman of the Veterans Memorial Walkway Committee.

“Engraved bricks make great gifts for family members and friends who are U.S. veterans or currently serving in the military. People buy them for birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, Mothers’ and Fathers’ Day gifts. It’s a great way to honor our service men and women. And, the veteran doesn’t have to be from Franklin. We’ve had a great response to this project from people all over New England and beyond,” Bederian added.

Engraved bricks include the service member’s first, middle and last name and branch of service. 

Bricks are $100 each and order forms are available in the lobby of the Town Hall, the Senior Center and online at: franklinveteransbricks.com. For more information, contact Franklin VFW Post 3402 at: (508) 533-2377.

Veterans Memorial Walkway - Next installation for Memorial Day 2019
Veterans Memorial Walkway - Next installation for Memorial Day 2019

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Friendly reminder: Veterans Walkway Bricks for Sale

"Did you happen to catch the Town Council meeting? The Veteran's Walkway project for the Town Common has been approved. This walkway will run from the flag pole near the War Memorials to Union Street. All along the walkway will be granite posts with bronze plaques in recognition of our Franklin residents who gave their lives in defense of our country since World War I. 
The project is being funded entirely by donations from members of the community. You may purchase a brick to honor a veteran or currently serving member of the Armed Forces for $100. The proceeds from the sales of bricks will be used to pay for the project. Please stay tuned and we will post the artists renderings of the project." 

The Brick order form  https://post3402.org/documents

Make checks payable to Franklin VFW Post 3402


screen capture of proposed Veterans Walkway for Franklin Town Common
screen capture of proposed Veterans Walkway for Franklin Town Common






Related Links
http://www.franklinmatters.org/2017/10/live-reporting-veterans-recognition-and.html

http://www.franklinmatters.org/2017/11/veterans-walkway-bricks-now-on-sale.html

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Veterans Walkway Bricks now on sale

"Did you happen to catch the Town Council meeting? The Veteran's Walkway project for the Town Common has been approved. This walkway will run from the flag pole near the War Memorials to Union Street. All along the walkway will be granite posts with bronze plaques in recognition of our Franklin residents who gave their lives in defense of our country since World War I. 
The project is being funded entirely by donations from members of the community. You may purchase a brick to honor a veteran or currently serving member of the Armed Forces for $100. The proceeds from the sales of bricks will be used to pay for the project. Please stay tuned and we will post the artists renderings of the project." 

The Brick order form  https://post3402.org/documents

Make checks payable to Franklin VFW Post 3402


screen capture of proposed Veterans Walkway for Franklin Town Common
screen capture of proposed Veterans Walkway for Franklin Town Common






Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Live reporting: Veterans recognition and presentation



F. Hearings
F. Hearings
G. License Transactions
G. License Transactions
H. Presentations/Discussions
H. Presentations/Discussions - Veterans Service Officer, Dale Kurtz

1 - Recognition of Post 3402 for accomplishments and awards

2 - Recognition of Ernest Carruthers, Quartermaster of Post by both State and Federal VFW organizations

3 - Recognition of Lawrence P Bederian, Post Commander - All American Team Post Commander

Veterans Day program, call the Senior Center to respond

Peter Beane, Korean War hero

proposing a veterans walk way
45 veterans, personalized bricks
(photos to be added)

cost of this approximately $90K

only the Town Council can approve changes to the Town Common; would come back with a formal resolution but wanted to get a sense of the Council tonight

In addition to the VFW, the American Legion and Franklin Elks were instrumental in this proposal


I. Subcommittee Reports
I. Subcommittee Reports

none

Carruthers, Kurtz and Bederian at the Town Council meeting
Carruthers, Kurtz and Bederian at the Town Council meeting

proposed veterans walkway on Town Common around memorials at Pleasant St end (near St Mary's)
proposed veterans walkway on Town Common around memorials at Pleasant St end (near St Mary's)

proposed veterans walkway on Town Common - walkway view from Union St corner
proposed veterans walkway on Town Common - walkway view from Union St corner

proposed veterans walkway on Town Common - walkway view near WWI doughboy statue
proposed veterans walkway on Town Common - walkway view near WWI doughboy statue

proposed veterans walkway on Town Common - walkway view  near WWI doughboy statue looking to Pleasant St/Main St
proposed veterans walkway on Town Common - walkway view
near WWI doughboy statue looking to Pleasant St/Main St

Monday, September 11, 2017

VA Home Loan Home Buyer Seminar - Sep 19

Sadly, 5% of Massachusetts Veteran's use their VA home loan benefits, the lowest in the country. Most Veteran's are unaware they have these well deserved benefits. 

Please come and learn the significant financial rewards of the Veteran's Home Loan Guarantee Program and how you can become a homeowner today.

http://www.burbsofboston.com/va-home-loan-home-buyer-seminar/

When:  Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017  6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: VFW, 1034 Pond St., Franklin, MA

VA Home Loan Home Buyer Seminar - Sep 19
VA Home Loan Home Buyer Seminar - Sep 19

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Franklin Republican Town Committee statement on Immigration Event Cancellation

"It is with regret that the Franklin Town Republican Committee announces the cancellation of Thursday night’s talk on immigration by a noted subject matter expert Jessica Vaughan. Due to gross and persistent misrepresentations about Ms. Vaughan and the nature of this event and the implicit threat of disruption by demonstrators and hecklers, our hosts at the Veterans of Foreign Wars who were well aware of the topic and speaker in advance cancelled the event.

Although Jessica has been a respected voice on news media outlets across the country and across the political spectrum -- and has testified before Congress -- she has somehow run afoul of the Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization funded in part by billionaire George Soros -- which has alleged, on what basis we can’t imagine, that Jessica is associated with or sympathetic to a “hate group.” Perhaps those peddling these untruths simply fear accurate information about an important subject in American life today.
 
What has happened to the America of Liberty Trees, Patrick Henry’s rousing “give me liberty or give me death,’ and the generations of Americans who risked and sometimes lost their lives fighting to protect our ideals and rights. Freedom of assembly and speech are first and foremost among the rights we all hold dear. So, it is with great sadness that we record the cancellation of this non-partisan event offered as a service to citizens. Intimidation, insinuation, and character assassination through prejudicial, inflammatory, and false language is now the rule rather than the exception. And, so often, particularly on college campuses, this is married to the implicit threat of violence and vandalism. These trends are a true threat to our country and our civil society. Sadly, today they arrived in Franklin with some local Democrats contributing."

Friday, May 19, 2017

“Immigration is a controversial topic in the public discourse today'

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"Chanting “Immigrants are welcome here, say it loud and say it clear,” and holding up signs that read “Hate has no home here,” about 20 protesters gathered in front of the Veterans of Foreign Wars building to support immigrant communities. 
The demonstration was initially planned to protest a discussion on immigration hosted by director of policy studies for the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) Jessica Vaughan that would have taken place in the building Thursday night. 
However, the event, sponsored by the Franklin Republican Town Committee, was cancelled during the afternoon after Larry Bederian, commander of the VFW Post 3402, refused to host political events under the VFW’s roof. 
“We will not have a part of it. We are neutral,” said Bederian. “The VFW is not to be used for political harassment.”

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20170518/franklin-group-hate-has-no-home-here

sign on some Franklin lawns
sign on some Franklin lawns

Thursday's Boston Globe covered a study by MIT on the effects of immigration on Boston's economy.
"At hotels, nursing homes, and restaurants in and around Boston, roughly half the workforce is made up of immigrants. Among doctors, scientists, and software engineers, a third were born in another country. 
Greater Boston’s economy relies on immigrants much more heavily than the country as a whole. And with the city’s unemployment rate at less than 4 percent and foreign-born workers providing nearly all the growth in the labor market in recent years, a continued stream of immigrant workers is essential for the local economy to thrive, according to a report out Thursday by MIT researchers that provides a detailed breakdown of who these local immigrants are and where they work. 
President Trump’s clampdown on immigration could have serious consequences on Boston-area employers, local workforce development and business leaders say, and some are calling for more liberal immigration policies to fuel the region’s economic growth."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2017/05/17/mit-study-immigrants-vital-boston-economy/l9PszENhVRsffVWvQVa1yO/story.html?event=event12

"Executive Summary

Immigration is a controversial topic in the public discourse today. Are we a stronger nation and economy because of our historic openness to immigration or should we close the borders and restrict access? What would happen to the economy if we took these steps, and what would be the impact on jobs, employers and economic growth?

The goal of this report is to answer these questions for the Boston area. We will see that our
economy and our firms depend heavily on immigrants, and the implications of restricting
immigration are grim indeed.

America is a nation of immigrants, as is Massachusetts and the Boston area even more so. In
2015, immigrants accounted for 13 percent of the United States civilian population, yet they
represented 16 percent of the Massachusetts civilian population and 22 percent of the Boston area civilian population. Even more strikingly, immigrants make up 29 percent of the adult working age civilian population in the Boston area.

If immigrants represent a large fraction of the people in the Boston area, then it makes sense to expect that they are important to the local economy. This report addresses this, but does so by focusing on a narrow version of the question – how do immigrants contribute to the workforce of the employers in the region? The many other contributions of immigrants to our economy—such as their consumption of goods and services and their entrepreneurial energy—will be left to another investigation.

The findings in this report are based on an analysis of large scale surveys conducted in 2014 and 2015 and additionally on interviews with employers that we conducted during the winter of 2017.

Details on the surveys and how we organized the data are provided in the box on methods below.

Some of the highlights of our findings are:
• Boston immigrants are settled members of our community. They are just as likely to be married and have children as are natives, and 68 percent have lived in the United States for 11 years or more.
• Boston’s immigrants come from all parts of the world. For example, 32 percent are from Asia and 25 percent are from the Caribbean and Central America.
• Boston’s immigrants constitute 27 percent of employees aged 25 to 64. Many industries are
heavily dependent on them, and in 18 industries immigrants constitute 20 percent or more of the workforce. For example 22 percent of employees in professional, scientific, and technical industries, 56 percent of employees in hotels and motels, 53 percent of employees in home health, and 29 percent of employees in hospitals are immigrants. The Boston region could not succeed economically nor provide goods and services to its citizens without the contribution of the region’s immigrant employees.
• Employers speak highly of the contributions of immigrants to the success of their firms and express concerns that immigration may be curtailed.
• Immigration is a key source of growth for our workforce. In 2015, a remarkable 54 percent of working age people moving into the Boston area were immigrants, and two-thirds of them came directly from abroad.
• Despite the central role of immigrants in our workforce, significant challenges to fulfill the
true potential of immigrants remain. Too many immigrants have low earnings and low levels of education. Policies to address these challenges are important."


The full MIT Study PDF can be viewed here
https://jvs-boston.org/images/pdf/Osterman%20Report%20-%20Final.pdf

The full MIT Study PDF can be viewed here
The full MIT Study PDF can be viewed here

Monday, May 15, 2017

CANCELED - Immigration Discussion with Jessica Vaughan - May 18

Jessica M. Vaughan a Franklin resident, is the Director of Policy Studies for the Center for Immigration Studies and is frequently seen on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC and NBC Boston

When: Thursday, May 18 @7:00 PM
Where: Franklin VFW, Pond St

Hosted by Franklin Republican Town Committee


Updated 4:00 PM 5/18/17  The event has been canceled by the hosts (the Franklin Republican Town Committee) with a statement to be available later 


Immigration Discussion with Jessica Vaughan - May 18
Immigration Discussion with Jessica Vaughan - May 18

Additional info can be found in the flyer embedded below



Monday, May 8, 2017

CANCELED - Immigration Discussion with Jessica Vaughan - May 18


Jessica M. Vaughan a Franklin resident, is the Director of Policy Studies for the Center for Immigration Studies and is frequently seen on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC and NBC Boston

When: Thursday, May 18 @7:00 PM
Where: Franklin VFW, Pond St


Updated 4:00 PM 5/18/17  The event has been canceled by the hosts (the Franklin Republican Town Committee) with a statement to be available later 



Immigration Discussion with Jessica Vaughan - May 18
Immigration Discussion with Jessica Vaughan - May 18


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Franklin VFW announces Patriot's Pen - essay contest for grades 6 to 8


"This is our first year trying the Patriots Pen (grades 6-8). We've done the Voice of Democracy for several years. Our post winners are honored at our annual dinner in March, Rep. Roy is usually in attendance and sits with the winners and their family. They are presented with a small cash prize, a certificate signed by the Speaker of the Mass House, and a certificate from the Post. 
Post winners advance to the district competition (Franklin Post 3402 is a part of Norfolk District 5, which covers Norfolk county VFW Posts). District winners advance to the state level competition. And the state winner goes to nationals in D.C.

Patriot's Pen


Each year more than 132,000 students in grades 6-8 enter the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen youth essay contest. The first-place winner from each state competes for national awards totaling $54,500, with each first-place state winner receiving a minimum of $500 at the national level. The national first-place winner wins $5,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.

The essay contest encourages young minds to examine America’s history, along with their own experiences in modern American society, by drafting a 300- to 400-word essay, expressing their views based on a patriotic theme chosen by the VFW Commander-in-Chief.


VFW's Patriot's Pen essay contest
VFW's Patriot's Pen essay contest


THE 2016-17 THEME IS: THE AMERICA I BELIEVE IN

Students can ask a teacher or youth group leader to supervise their progress in the competition. Then students can contact a local participating VFW Post and establish a contact person who is a member of that Post or its Auxiliary.

Essays must be no less than 300 words and cannot exceed 400 words. They should be submitted to the Post, along with the completed Patriot's Pen entry form no later than the November 1 deadline.

JUDGING CRITERIA:

  • Knowledge of the theme is worth 30 points. You must show a thorough knowledge of the theme in your work. Demonstrate you have researched the issue extensively.
  • Theme development is worth 35 points. Answer all relevant facts about the theme such as the who, what, where, when and why. Relate the theme to your own experiences.
  • Clarity of ideas is worth 35 points. Write your essay in an easy-to-understand format. Leave your reader with a clear understanding of your explanation of the theme.


Additional information can be found here http://www.vfw.org/PatriotsPen/


The entry form and brochure can be found here
http://www.vfw.org/uploadedFiles/VFWorg/MY_VFW/PatriotsPenEntryFormandBrochure.pdf

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Updated: Franklin 2015 Memorial Day Paarade Route and Schedule

You may recall that the release of changes to the Memorial Day parade route and schedule earlier this month created several conversations. The Franklin Rotary Club have provided updated information to help clarify the changes and schedule. Thanks to Councilor Matt Kelly for providing the updates to share.


Memorial Cemetary Visits before the Parade

Memorial Day 2015 - Schedule
Memorial Day 2015 - Schedule



Parade Route:

The 2015 Memorial Day Parade route will begin at the Franklin Fire Station and proceed up Main St to Church St. The parade will no longer go down School St, Union St, or Beaver St. The parade will not stop at Union St or St Mary's Cemetery's (Ceremonies at both locations are scheduled to occur before the parade itself.)

Please see the update Parade Route.
Memorial Day 2015 - Parade Route
Memorial Day 2015 - Parade Route



Parade Information:

Date: Monday, May 25, 2015

Muster: 10am -10:15am 
- Group leaders must check in at the Franklin Historical Museum "Hats Off to Franklin" statue

Parade: 10:45 am

Ceremony: 12noon at the Franklin Town Common


You can download and print this one page schedule and map




https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0wjbnXDBhczZzd0dWQycWtoejhTbWhpRDdTcm53aC12QTI0/view?usp=sharing


Information on the 2015 parade was posted here on May 6th
http://www.franklinmatters.org/2015/05/2015-memorial-day-parade-information.html


honor guard from 2014 parade
honor guard from 2014 Memorial Day Parade

Thanks to Councilor Matt Kelly and the Franklin Rotary Club for coordinating this event with the American LEgion, the VFW, Dean College, Franklin Police and numerous others.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Holiday Craft Fair - Nov 22 - Franklin VFW

ATTENTION ALL MISSION FAMILY and FRIENDS
Please visit the Craft fair at the VFW Post - 1034 Pond Street, Franklin, MA. 
The Friars Floral's will have a booth with silk floral arrangements to sell as a fund raiser for our ministry thanks to the generosity of the VFW auxiliary and members, in addition there will be multiple vendor tables offering homemade items including honey, wooden toys, knit and crochet clothing and accessories, handmade quilts, holiday decorations, snowmen, and stained glass. 
A Farmers Market area will be available and a physical therapist will offer massages starting at noon time. 
Please visit us Saturday November 22, 2014 9 AM to 4 PM:
Franklin VFW Post1034 Pond Street in Franklin, MA 
The profits from the Friars Florals sales will benefit Mission Saints Sergius & Bacchus/ Franciscans of Divine Mercy

Franklin VFW Post 1034 Pond Street
Franklin VFW Post - 1034 Pond Street


Pax et Bonum
Peace & All God's Goodness be with you
Rev. Fr. Bob Johnnene OFD
Mission Saints Sergius & Bacchus
Divine Mercy Old Catholic Parish
Independent Catholic Church of the Americas
Link to Fr. Bob's Weekly TV show
http://www.youtube.com/user/RevBobJohn
Our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FriarBobJohn
Mission Web Site www.missionstsergius.org
Franciscan Web Site www.franciscansdivinemercy.org
ICCA Seminary Link http://www.iccamericas.org/seminary/
Diocese Office: http://stjosephcupertino.com/index.html

Sunday, February 9, 2014

"support the Munroe family"

The Milford Daily News writes of the fund raising event for the Monroe family:
Starting at 10 a.m. today, Delgado and a small group of others will be hosting a yard and bake sale at the VFW Post 3402 at 1034 Pond St. in Franklin. 
Delgado said an email to her Facebook friends and to a yard sale website of which she is a member received more than 200 responses within an hour. 
"It really is a group effort," she said. 
Delgado said the group of organizers has received "tons" of donations from the entire local community, including raffle items from local businesses like Pinz, Pepperoncini’s, Bellingham Town Pizza and Noelle Day Spa and Salon.

Read the full article here: http://www.milforddailynews.com/article/20140209/NEWS/140206628#sthash.qsCSGCpi.dpuf


Candlelight celebration for Lexi and Sam at the Town Common
Candlelight celebration for Lexi and Sam at the Town Common