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FRAMINGHAM – A tribute to 17 Gold Star families of Framingham veterans will highlight the City of
Framingham’s Memorial Day ceremony, to be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 30, in the Memorial
Building’s Nevins Hall at 150 Concord Street.

Each Gold Star family will receive a Medal of Liberty, presented by Massachusetts Senate President Karen E. Spilka, in recognition of the service and sacrifice of their family member who served in World War II.

A program of the Framingham Veterans Services Office, the ceremony will also include remarks by Mayor Charlie Sisitsky, City Council, and Senator Spilka and the participation of the Framingham Fire Department and Boy and Girl Scouts.

Master Sergeant Charlie Duquette USMC/Ret. and Mr. Gregg Brasso will be guest speakers.

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After a 25-year career in the Marine Corps, Master Sgt. Duquette has held such positions as Iraqi Military
Advisor, co-producer of Veterans Voice Radio TV Network, Veteran Services Officer, and Veterans
Employment Training Outreach Manager.

Brasso is founder and executive director of Veterans Voice Radio, which connects veterans and
military members with benefits and services, including housing, education, and training programs.

Prior to the 11 a.m. ceremony, patriotic veterans and supporters will be visiting six historic cemeteries to
honor deceased residents at their resting places. Remembrances, prayers, honor guard rifle salute, and
patriotic music will occur at each location.

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• 8 a.m. Assemble at Memorial Building
• 8:15 a.m.St. Tarcisius Cemetery, Winthrop Street
• 8:40 a.m. Old Burial Ground, Main Street
• 9 a.m.Edgell Grove Cemetery, Grove Street
• 9:20 a.m.St. Stephens Cemetery, Fenwick Street
• 9:40 a.m.St. George Cemetery, Cherry Street
• 10 a.m. Edwards Cemetery, Edwards Street
• 10:20 a.m.Rousseau Garage (refreshments served), School Street
These Memorial Day events are free and open to the public.

In full transparency, the press release above was submitted to SOURCE media from the City of Framingham.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.