Westborough veterans pay tribute to victims of Newtown massacre
By Bonnie Adams, Government Editor
Westborough – Amidst the Christmas decorations and Menorah set out on the rotary in Westborough center there are now 26 small U.S. flags, courtesy of veterans from the town’s VFW Post 9013. The flags represent the 20 schoolchildren and the six adults killed in the Dec. 14 Newtown, Conn. school massacre.
Denny Drewry, a member of the post as well as a selectman, explained how the project came to be.
“Some of us were just discussing this and how sad it was. It was actually Ed Donnelly’s idea to put the flags out as a way to honor those killed,” Drewry said.
After receiving approval from Town Manager Jim Malloy, Drewry and George Perry, the town’s Veterans Agent / Director Veterans Services placed the flags around the rotary this morning.
“It’s just our small way of remembering them,” Perry noted.
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