5 Things You Need To Know Today in Framingham: Wednesday, December 7, 2022

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1 Today is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Annually, Pearl Harbor Survivors, veterans, and visitors from all over the world come together to honor and remember the 2,403 service members and civilians who were killed during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. A further 1,178 people were injured in the attack, which permanently sank two U.S. Navy battleships (the USS Arizona and the USS Utah) and destroyed 188 aircraft. On Aug. 23, 1994, the United States Congress designated Dec. 7 as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Every year, remembrance events are held at the Pearl Harbor National Memorial, culminating in a commemoration ceremony on Dec. 7. This year is the 81st anniversary.

2. Yesterday, the City’s Sustainability Coordinator, Shawn Luz received the 2022 Leading By Example Award for an individual’s contribution to municipal sustainability efforts at the Massachusetts State House. Mayor Charlie Sisitsky and at-large City Councilor Janet Leombruno attended the ceremony. (Photo by Leombruno)


  • Framingham High boys ice hockey team has a scrimmage today against Lincoln-Sudbury High at Loring Arena at 4:20 p.m. The Flyers officially open the season on December 14 against Natick High.

4. CITY of FRAMINGHAM meetings (remote unless otherwise noted):

  • Framingham Conservation Commission at 7 p.m.
  • Framingham School Committee at 7 p.m. in the Blumer room in the Memorial Building and on Zoom.

5. A Framingham Public Library tradition returns tonight with a reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol by Dr. Helen Heineman. Click here for more details.


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