The town’s deceased veterans were all thought of during the past several days. On Wednesday American Legion Commander Steve Bradford and Legion Adjuant Walter McGrath decorated the towns veterans squares along with the seven outlying cemeteries.
Thursday evening brought a slew of scouts to help place flags at the town’s larger cemeteries, St. Mary’s and Lake Grove. In all, over 1,600 flags were placed.
As is custom, the retired flags were burned in a short ceremony. Iraq war veteran Peter Hill light the torn and faded pile of stars and stripes as firefighters Mark Dellicker & John Gagnon looked on to prevent any embers from creating a brush fire.
Residents may bring old flags to the designated boxes at town hall, post office, or the senior center.