Area towns mark Flag Day
Two Blue Star Memorial Marker signs are being dedicated in Bridgewater and Roxbury on this Flag Day. Two Cherokee Princess White Dogwood trees to honor the individuals who have served, are serving, and will serve are also being dedicated today by the Roxbury Bridgewater Garden Club. The dedications are at 11am in front of the Capt. Burnham home on Route 133 in the center of Bridgewater and at noon at Roxbury Town Hall. An honor color guard and an Armed Services Veteran who will play taps are among the featured participants. The Blue Star Memorial program was started in 1944 by a garden club in New Jersey.
Ridgefield is hosting a Flag Day ceremony this evening at Ballard Park Gazebo. The event, led by members of the American Legion and the Marine Corps Detachment of Ridgefield, will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. The Marine Corps will demonstrate the proper and legal way of retiring worn, faded and unserviceable flags through an actual flag retirement ceremony. Tonight's ceremony in Ridgefield is at 7pm.