Shrewsbury ?Shrewsbury Crossings will be selling new outdoor American flags, made in American and sold by local veterans, as part of its annual fundraiser throughout the month of May.
The new flags will be sold for $22.50 each and may be purchased any Saturday this month from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.? at Shrewsbury Crossings” 311 Main St. location.
The event also offers the opportunity to turn in worn flags that may be in a state of disrepair after the long winter months. Those flags will then be disposed of properly and respectfully by the Shrewsbury Veteran's Council??”which represents the members of Shrewsbury's three veterans” organizations, Victor Quaranta Post 397, Ray Stone Post and Shrewsbury Veterans of Foreign Wars – at their annual flag burning.
All the proceeds from the sale of flags will go to the Shrewsbury World War I Memorial Committee. The committee is in the final stages of preparing to rebuild the World War I Memorial at Beal School on Maple Ave.
“Rebuilding the WWI memorial project was launched in April 2011 and the committee is in the home stretch to complete the project this year,” committee member Norman Vandal said. “We greatly appreciate the support our community has shown our veterans over the course of our fundraising, and the American flag fundraiser put together by Shrewsbury Crossings is a wonderful way to help put the finishing touches on our project.”
“Shrewsbury Crossings is always looking to be an active supporter of the local community, and this fundraiser has two components we like, showing support for our veterans and helping to “Keep America Beautiful,”” Kelly Marcimo, director of community relations, said. “We could not be more pleased to reach out to local citizens with this appeal. We look forward to having a parade of flags coming and going through our doors!”
Shrewsbury Crossings offers assisted living and the Harbor Program of care for those with Alzheimer's disease and other memory impairments. The community is operated by Benchmark Senior Living, based in Wellesley.