Why flags are at half staff today – Tuesday, December 7

by susan on December 7, 2010

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Flags in Southborough and across the nation will fly at half staff today in observance of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

It was 69 years ago today that Pearl Harbor was attacked, propelling the US into the second World War. Many Southborough residents served in the war, including Arthur Butler who earlier this fall received a belated Bronze Star for his service.

Ten Southborough residents lost their lives fighting in World War II. You’ll find their names on the All Wars Memorial (see it up close here).

1 Bryan S December 7, 2010 at 7:37 AM

Now, THIS is an appropriate reason to fly flags at half staff. Thank you to all those who served then – and those who serve today – as well as their families, for the sacrifices they have made.

2 djd66 December 7, 2010 at 1:57 PM

I completely agree, this is an appropriate reason to fly the flags a half staff,… not for some politician that is under ethics investigation. Thank you to all the men + women who have served and currently are serving.

3 Al Hamilton December 7, 2010 at 2:39 PM

In names of others who made the supreme sacrifice are recorded on the Civil War memorial on the top of the hill. I believe the total from Southborough is 17.

We should also have in our hearts and minds the family of Lt Scott Milley our neighbor in Sudbury who so recently gave his life for our country.

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