Veterans Memorial Walkway Fourth Brick Installation
The spring brick installation on the Veterans Memorial Walkway will be delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please stay tuned for updates.
The next installation of engraved bricks on the Veterans Memorial Walkway on the Franklin Town Common is scheduled for May 2020. The cut-off date for purchasing bricks for this installation is April 1, 2020.
Engraved bricks are $100 each and include the U.S. veteran's or current service member's first, middle and last name and their branch of service.
Those being honored with a brick do NOT have to be Franklin residents. For more information or to purchase a brick, contact the Veterans Services Office at: (508) 613-1315 or go www.franklinveteransbricks.com
The Veterans Memorial Walkway Project has been an overwhelming success! The Walkway was dedicated on Sunday, November 11, 2018 on the Franklin Town Common. The dedication followed the first installation of engraved bricks as well as 45 memorial plaques which honor Franklin's fallen heroes (from WWI to present day) who made the ultimate sacrifice while defending our country.
Local and state dignitaries, members of the Massachusetts Army National Guard and a crowd estimated at several thousand family and community members attended the Walkway dedication ceremony. The Massachusetts National Guard 215th Army Band and the Franklin High School Chorus provided patriotic music and songs for the event which was followed by a reception at the Franklin Senior Center.
The second installation of engraved bricks coincided with Memorial Day 2019. Future installations are planned for Veterans Day and Memorial Day moving forward until all Walkway bricks are sold.
The buy-a-brick project offers individuals the opportunity to honor a special veteran by purchasing a brick paver inscribed with the veteran's name and branch of service. Non-Franklin veterans and those currently serving in the U.S. miltary are also included.
Brick order forms are available in the lobby of the Town Hall and Senior Center, at the Veterans Services Office and online at: franklinveteransbricks.com