Medal of Liberty Ceremony Will be Held Sunday, May 20 at 2:00 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of Milford Town Hall
Citizens for Milford and the Milford Medal of Liberty Committee invite all area residents to attend the Massachusetts Medal of Liberty Ceremony.
The ceremony will honor the service and sacrifice of over forty Milford servicemen who were killed during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. The highlight of the ceremony will be the presentation of the Massachusetts Medal of Liberty to the families of these heroic members of our community. Each family will also be awarded citations from Governor Charlie Baker, U.S. Congressman Joe Kennedy III, Massachusetts Senator Ryan C. Fattman, and Massachusetts Representative Brian Murray.
“It is truly a privilege to extend this special recognition to the families of Milfordians who made the ultimate sacrifice while defending our country. We encourage all members of the community to join us in remembering and honoring Milford’s fallen heroes and their families on May 20.”
– Committee Chairman Peter Scandone
Milford Medal of Liberty Committee Chairman Peter Scandone will preside over the ceremony. Vincent J. Cifizzari, Major, U.S. Army (Retired) and Commander James Johnson, U.S. Coast Guard Reserve, will present the medals to each family. The citations from Governor Baker will be presented to families by Major General Gary W. Keefe, the Adjutant General, Massachusetts National Guard; and Brigadier General Francis B. Magurn II, Assistant Adjutant General, Massachusetts National Guard. Citizens for Milford Chairman Steve Trettel will present the citations on behalf of Congressman Kennedy. Senator Fattman and Representative Murray will both present their citations to families.
In addition to the presentation of the medals and citations, the Empty Chair Ceremony will be performed by educator and veterans advocate Jo-Ann DeMaria Morgan and Anthony P. Parente, Master Sergeant, U.S. Army (Retired). Secretary Francisco A. Ureña, Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services, and Michael K. Walsh, Chairman, Board of Selectmen, will both make remarks.
Music will be provided by the Greater Milford Community Chorus, local brass musicians, and singers and musicians from Milford High School. A reception will follow the ceremony.
This event is free and open to the public.