By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor
Westborough – On a cold, crisp morning, Nov. 2, members of the Westborough Veterans’ Advisory Board, along with Scouts from Westborough Troop 100, planted over 700 American flags on the town’s rotary.
The Westborough Rotary Field of Flags is a special display “that honors the service and sacrifice of our Westborough veterans and active military personnel,” according to Paul Horrigan, the chair of the WVAB.
“We are very grateful to Nelson Ball of Ball Financial Services and Shelby Marshall of Right at Home, who provided funding for this project,” Horrigan added.
Ace Hardware and VFW Post 9013 also contributed as well to the funding.
Members of the Westborough Police Department also came out to ensure that participants and commuters were safe as the flags were placed.
The flags will be in place until Saturday, Nov. 23.
The WVAB advocates for veterans of all wars and conflicts to ensure every veteran in Westborough is treated with dignity and respect, promulgates information about benefits and policies as they pertain to Westborough veterans, raises awareness about veterans throughout the community, and renders assistance to the Veterans Services Officer upon request. Visit its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/VeteransAdvisoryBoard.