SLIDESHOW: City of Framingham Holds Solemn Memorial Day Ceremony; Awards 17 Medals of Liberty

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FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham held a solemn Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 30 at 11 a.m.

Prior to the ceremony, Veterans and other visited each of the cemeteries in the City and the newly-renovated Veterans Memorial Park, to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to their country.

Mayor Charlie Sisitsky honored 103-year-old Veteran Charlie Audet of Framingham, who was in attendance, during the ceremony.

New Veterans Service Officers Kathleen Lang oversaw the ceremony, which included a reading of the names of the Veterans who passed recently by Framingham Recreation Superintendent Elaine Prue & Veteran Council member and Veteran Bill Blumsack.

The ceremony featured two guest speakers – Master Sgt, Duquette and VVN Founder Gregg Brasso.

Seventeen Massachusetts Medals of Liberty were awarded during the ceremony to Gold Star Families. The attention to orders were read by Framingham Veterans Council Chair Eric Finn.

SOURCE will be running a report on each of the 17 medals awarded individually.

City of Framingham Citizen Participation Officer Keziah Franca sang a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem during the ceremony.

Framingham Veterans & Elk Bob Anspach gave the invocation and benediction.

The Framingham Fire Department’s Honor Guard presented the colors during the ceremony, which was attended by about 100 people. The Girl Scouts and the Boys Scouts recited the pledge of allegiance.

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