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FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham held a Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. inside Nevins Hall in the Memorial Building.

The City awarded 10 Medals of Liberty to 10 Gold Star families. Half of the families were in attendance in person to receive their medals. The other medals will be mailed.

Mayor Charlie Sisitsky and District 4 City Councilor Michael Cannon spoke. Cannon, who filled in for City Council Chair Phil Ottaviani Jr., told the cowd the history of the Memorial Building.

Army Veteran and the City of Framingham’s Veterans Services Officer Kathleen Lang also spoke during the 90-minute ceremony.

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The guest speaker was Framingham Deputy Fire Chief Ryan Sullivan, who is a Lt. Commander in the U.S. Coast Guard. He is still a reservist.

District 5 City Councilor Noval Alexander read the names of Veterans who have died this year.

SOURCE will have more photos and a full report later.

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Framingham Veterans Bill Blumsack, Noval Alexander, & Robert Anspach

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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.