Today, in honor of Veteran’s Day, I’d like to share with you a few photos of our Field of Flags on the Town Common.
And, to go with those pictures, the very short speech I gave at the ceremony we held after we finished setting out 1,000 flags.
Good morning and thank you all so much for coming to the East Bridgewater Kiwanis Club’s 2nd annual Field of Flags event. Through the generosity of the members of our community – and beyond – we have raised nearly $6000 for East Bridgewater and the Fisher House. But, just as awesome as it is that we raised that money, we have also created something to honor the men and women who have served our country. Each flag placed on this common is in memory or honor of someone special – a beloved husband or father, a courageous soldier, an honored friend. When I look out at those flags I see so much more than flags – I see a community that has come together, I see the faces of soldiers that have given the ultimate sacrifice for us, and I see the faces of families who desperately need the services that Fisher House has to offer them. I am incredibly proud to be part of East Bridgewater Kiwanis, part of this town and part of this event.
Thank you to all who have served.