Please note that the date for the annual flag replacement event has been moved up to early April this year.
This was done for a couple of reasons: First of all, it will be great to have all the new flags in place prior to Patriots Day as further way of honor the many Revolutionary war veterans that we have within the burial grounds of Middleborough and their fellow service members. Secondly, May is such a busy month with outdoors activities and such that we don't get the chance to have as many young people involved in our flag replacement event. I feel that they need to be kept aware of the importance of veterans and what they did to keep our country free and independent. .
Therefore, the date set to replace veterans cemetery flags is set for Saturday, April 8, with a rain date of Saturday April 15. This is the first of several events to commemorate Memorial Day. Last year local Little League ball players, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and their families assisted other members of the community and local veterans with this task, and they did a great job.
The day starts at 7:00am downstairs at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post 2188 on Station Street with a free breakfast for all that attend, hosted jointly by John F. Glass VFW Post 2188, the Simeon L. Nickerson American Legion Post 64, Chapter 57 of the Disabled American Veterans, and the Oak Point Veterans' Association all of Middleborough.
We move on from the VFW as groups to the various cemeteries around town, and finish up prior to lunch. All local groups and residents are invited to volunteer for this task.
Please call Jason Cox, Middleborough Director of Veterans' Services, at 508 946 2407 to sign up. If you get his voicemail please leave your name, phone number, and the expected number of participants from your organization or group. You can also contact him by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer. If you email him to volunteer please put in the subject "volunteering to help with cemetery flags".