Monday, May 28, 2018

Memorial Day observance in Framingham

We attended as always the Memorial Day service at the Memorial building, this year, inside the great hall. Like many, many of the years past, only a few people attend. Eliminating the Girl Scouts and their parents, there may have been only 40 people. There were a few City Councilors there, G King, A Steiner, M. Cannon, P. Richardson and hypocrite Giombetti and Rossi. It's laughable to hear Giombetti speak about 2 Nam Vets her knew from Town who died in Vietnam, when he never supported the effort the fly the POW MIA flag at the Town Hall. The Mayor made a nice speech and we all missed Chris Walsh at this years event.
All the years I've been here I've always lamented over the lack of public participation and the lack of veterans that don't show up. We supposedly have 2000 vets in Town. Years ago, Abby Anderson was the only Nam Vet that would show up in full dress and carried a flag during the very brief march they used to do in front of the Town Hall.
I'm always saddened to see how little the general population cares about today and the sacrifices so many Americans have made on our behalf. For the record, I lost a cousin in Vietnam in 1966, Jerry Dean Pillsbury, Marine Corps, PFC, F CO, 2ND BN, 7th Marines, 1st MARDIV, KIA Quang Tri Province.