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Southborough honors veterans

By Molly McCarthy, Contributing Writer

Maggie Shoemaker, of Southborough Girl Scout Troop 72807, honors veterans by placing American flags on graves of those who have served.

Maggie Shoemaker, of Southborough Girl Scout Troop 72807, honors veterans by placing American flags on graves of those who have served.

Southborough – Each year on the Friday before Memorial Day, Southborough's veterans ?invite the community to join them in placing flags on the graves of veterans at the Rural Cemetery located on Route 85. And each year, the town's local scouts help to ensure that a flag is placed on every veteran's grave in tribute and honor of their service. The scouts also collect the flags that were placed the prior year. Those flags are then properly disposed under the direction of Steve Whynot, the VFW Post 3276 commander.

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Troop 1 Southborough Scoutmaster, Rik Kerstens, helps his troop in ensuring that every veteran's gravestone has an American flag placed by it.

Southborough's Troop 1 Scoutmaster, Rik Kerstens, helps his troop in ensuring that every veteran's gravestone has an American flag placed by it.

Patrick Moran of Troop 1 Southborough shows his patriotism by placing flags on graves of veterans.

Patrick Moran of Troop 1 Southborough shows his patriotism by placing flags on graves of veterans.

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