Following up on my last message regarding flag collection, I want to make you aware of a hardworking Weston High School freshman who is providing our community with an honorable service as he works to attain the distinguished Eagle Scout ranking.
Alex Gulino of Weston Boy Scout Troop #788 will be establishing permanent collection sites in Weston for worn American flags in need of proper retirement.
Alex has arranged for blue collection bins to be stationed at the following locations and town gatherings:
- Current permanent site: Weston Town Hall, 56 Norfield Road
- Current permanent site: Norfield Congregational Church, 64 Norfield Road
- May 25-27: Weston Memorial Day Fair, Kiwanis food booth
- Weston Memorial Day Parade, in front of Weston Town Hall
- Weston July 4th Celebration
- Starting in September: Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 285 Lyons Plan Road
- Election Day
- Weston Veterans Day Celebration
There will be index cards inside the bins where you can document a brief history about the worn flag that will be read at the retirement ceremony.
If you are unable to transport a flag to these locations, please contact Alex at (203) 226-8482 to make arrangements.
This motivated young man’s efforts are admirable, and he would appreciate your help in making his collection a success.