Massachusetts Veterans Memorial: Friends United Volunteer Community and Staff Appreciation Dinner

Volunteers and staff at the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery enjoyed a dinner hosted by Friends of the Cemetery. It’s an Agawam. On Thursday, April 20, 2023, the Friends of the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery will host the “United Volunteer Community and Staff Appreciation Dinner.”

Dinner and celebration of the volunteers and staff supporting the cemetery will follow the meet and greet, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Agawam Senior Center.

The celebration is meant to show gratitude to the numerous people and organizations who help maintain the cemetery, including the volunteers who work on the Firing Detail and as Chapel Guides at each burial. It will also serve as a tribute to the hardworking individuals who maintain the cemetery.

Massachusetts Veterans Memorial
Massachusetts Veterans Memorial

In addition, the Friends of the MVMC Agawam will honor local organizations and businesses like Six Flags New England, King Ward Coach Lines, and the Town of Agawam for their contributions to the cemetery’s annual Wreaths Across America ceremony, as stated by

All updates about Massachusetts Veterans can be found on the Twitter Handle of MA Veterans’ Services; one of their tweets is embedded below: 

The Sons of Erin in Westfield, Massachusetts, will also be honored for their contributions to the Friends. The Friends is a charitable group dedicated to improving the cemetery’s sacred grounds and paying tribute to the Veterans buried there with the money it raises.

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