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HOPEsudbury Flagpole Dedication at Goodnow Library and Kick-Off to Military Appreciation Month
The Sudbury community is invited to attend the dedication of a new flagpole at The Goodnow Library, donated by HOPEsudbury in honor of the organization’s 10th anniversary.
The installation ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 5 at 10 am on the front lawn of the library.
The event will also mark the start of Military Appreciation Month in May, as proclaimed by the Sudbury Selectmen. The Sudbury Military Support Network (SMSN) donated the flag for the new flagpole. The year-old organization is hosting events throughout the month of May to recognize local sons and daughters who have served in the military, and their families.
Colors will be posted by American Legion Post 191, and the Rev. Tom O'Brien of Memorial Congregational Church UCC will lead an opening prayer. The new flag will be raised by children of military families and bugler Alan Manter will play To the Colors. Veterans agent Brian Stearns will lead the Pledge of Allegiance and Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School Junior Jessica Newman will sing the National Anthem. Brief remarks will be made by HOPEsudbury founding board member Jill Stansky, Selectman John Drobinski and SMSN founder Patty Houpt,
Light refreshments will be served after the ceremony. All are welcome.
HOPEsudbury chose to recognize its 10th anniversary by donating the flagpole to the Town and by providing additional landscaping around the flagpole at the September 11 Memorial Garden.
HOPEsudbury was founded after September 11, 2001 by a group of Sudbury residents, town employees and business people to bring out the best in our community while supporting others in need. HOPEsudbury manages The HOPE Fund, which provides short-term financial assistance to Sudbury residents in need. To learn more about HOPEsudbury, visit www.hopesudbury.org.
The Sudbury Military Support Network is an all-volunteer organization formed in 2011 to recognize and honor our service members and support families during and after deployment in Iraq and Afghanistan, and to encourage community participation throughout the year. To learn more about the Sudbury Military Support Network, visit www.sudburymilitarysupportnetwork.org.
More About Goodnow Library
Like many modern libraries, this one is more than a mere depository for books. Its shelves contain information and entertainment in many forms: CDs, DVDs, Internet access, toys and passes to local museums and other institutions. Goodnow is part of the Minuteman network, which provides access to books and resources throughout eastern Massachusetts.
Other events here
- Reading and Meet the Author Thu, May 23, 7:00 pm–8:30 pm
- Candidates' Night Wed, May 29, 7:30 pm–9:00 pm
- Curtis Middle School Student Lego Art Exhibit and Reception at Goodnow Public Library Thu, May 30, 5:00 pm–7:00 pm
- Mini Book Sale at Goodnow Library Daily, 9:00 am–4:00 pm