Natick’s Veterans Services office has proposed that a square be dedicated at the corner of Connecticut and Vermont Avenues in honor of the Young family for their military and town contributions.
According to a proposal from Veterans Services Director Paul Carew, to be discussed at the Feb. 10 Select Board meeting, Young Family Square would honor father Francis A. Young, a World War II U.S. Army veteran who entered the service at the age of 40, and sons Patrick Allan Young (U.S. Coast Guard veteran) and James J. Young (U.S. Navy veteran).
Francis Young was a longtime custodian at East Natick School.
Patrick Young, now in poor health, has made many contributions to Natick via the Veterans Council. This has included placing wreaths and flags on Natick veterans’ square signs for over 40 years every Monday before Memorial Day, and decorating graves on Memorial Day. He also played key role in getting lights at Natick High School’s sports fields.
Veterans Services is aiming for a dedication on the morning of Feb. 20.
Below is a proclamation about Young Square from the Select Board.
Update 2/20/21: Here’s a recording of the ceremony