Touch-A-Truck at Framingham Veterans Memorial Park Saturday

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FRAMINGHAM – Families and the community are invited to a touch a truck event at the Framingham Veterans Memorial Park on Saturday, June 12.

Framingham Police Lt. Robert Downing has arranged for Police, Fire, DPW, and Military vehicles to be on display at Veteran’s Park from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.

The goal is to bring community awareness to the park, said Lt. Downing.

There is a campaign to raise $250,000 to renovate and update Framingham Veterans Memorial Park.

Located at the Musterfield on Concord Street, it was last updated in 1985, said Lt. Downing, an Army Veteran.

The City-owned park features a memorial by famed American sculptor Emilius R. Ciampa.

Erected in 1952, the sculpture features plaques dedicated to every war and conflict Framingham residents have participated in from the American Revolution to the Vietnam War.

Lt. Downing is working with a group of volunteers to update and beautify this memorial and the park.

Part of the restoration is to add “additional plaques to honor wars” after Vietnam by Veterans Day 2021.

The project also includes new benches plus signage and story boards to document the history of Framingham’s Veterans.

The public can help with the project. There is a GoFundMe to make donations.

Personalized bricks can be purchased (6 by 9 inches with a message) at $150 each.

Sponsorships of the flagpoles and the 6 benches are also available.

All donations are tax deductible, thanks to the Framingham Police Association,  a 501(c)3 organization.

If you are interested in purchasing a brick, flag pole or bench, please contact Lt. Downing at 508-872-1212, ext. 4918.


email: call or text at 508-315-7176

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