SLIDESHOW: Scores of Volunteers Plant Thousands of Flags on Graves of Veterans

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FRAMINGHAM – Saturday morning, May 21, scores of volunteers arrived at historic Edgell Grove Cemetery in Framingham to plant thousands of flags on the graves of Veterans.

The City of Framingham’s Veterans Services Officer places close to 5,000 flags at Veterans’ graves throughout the City in the month of May before Memorial Day.

The largest cemetery is Edgell Grove, where the first grave was buried in 1848.

There are more than 2,400 flags to be places at that 50-acre cemetery.

For more than a decade Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts have been helping to place the flags at Edgell Grove Cemetery.

Framingham Veterans Services Officer Kathy Lang organized the annual event.

This year, four of the elected Framingham Cemetery Trustees Dennis Cardiff, John Feeney, Nick Paganella (a Korean War Veteran), and Susan Silva planted flags.

For the first time since Framingham became a City, the Mayor attended and placed flags as well.

Mayor Charlie Sisitsky and First Lady Robin Kaye volunteered on Saturday morning.

City Council Vice Chair Janet Leombruno, District 4 City Councilor Michael Cannon, District 5 City Councilor Noval Alexander, and District 7 City Councilor Leora Mallach also volunteered.

School Committee Chair Priscilla Sousa, District 4 School Committee member Adam Freudberg, and Library Trustee Isabella Petroni also volunteered.

The public is invited to the City of Framingham’s Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 30 at 11 a.m. at Nevins Hall inside the Memorial Building. The City will present 17 Medals of Liberty.


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