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Military Friends Host Memorial Day Salute To The Fallen


FALL RIVER/May 25, 2017 – On Friday, Gold Star Families from across the state will gather in Fall River at the state’s Gold Star Families Memorial to honor their loved ones. Governor Charlie Baker and state, local and military officials will join families for a ceremony of remembrance.

Gold Star Families will share stories about their Fallen Hero and the event will conclude with a salute to the Fallen by a Military, Police and Firefighter Honor Guard. Families will then have an opportunity to add their loved ones name to the a field of boots each, each displayed in memory of a Fallen Service Member.

The event is hosted by Military Friends Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing emergency assistance, community support events, and to Massachusetts Gold Star Families of all eras, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Gold Star Mothers and Gold Star Wives organizations and the state Department of Veterans’ Services.

When: Friday, May 26, 2017 at 1:00pm

Where: Gold Star Families Memorial, Veterans Memorial Park, Fall River, MA, Parking/GPS Address: 1082 Davol Street, Fall River, MA

Who: Families of Afghanistan and Iraq Fallen Heroes

Gold Star Families of WWII, Korea and Vietnam Era

Governor Charlie D. Baker

Secretary Francisco Urena, MA Department of Veterans’ Services

Major General Gary Keefe, The Adjutant General, MA National Guard

State Representative Paul Schmid III

State Representative Carole Fiola

State Representative Alan Silvia

Mayor Jasiel Correia, City of Fall River

B.M.C. Durfee High School Band and Choir



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