Memorial Day 2011 in Franklin, MA

Franklin, MA honored its active U.S. military personnel and veterans on Memorial Day with ceremonies and a parade yesterday.

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Good attendance despite weather

Turnout was strong, despite heavy clouds and some light rain in Franklin, Massachusetts.

A wreath was laid at the WWI Memorial at the Dean College campus.

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More commemorations were held at the War Memorial at the Franklin Town Common.

Video of Memorial Day 2011 in Franklin, MA

Here’s a short video of Memorial Day 2011 in Franklin, MA:

Youth groups and veterans

Boy and Girl Scout troops of all ages joined veterans in the parade through Franklin’s downtown.

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Franklin High School and Middle School marching bands sounded great.

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It was fun for the kids while the grownups could reflect on the meaning of the day.

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