Monday, November 12, 2012
Local Girl Scouts prepare to retire flags during Concord's annual Veterans Day Flag Retirement Ceremony held Sunday, Nov. 11 at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.
In the photo above, Sarah Bagasra, Isabella Lopresti and Julia Clarke of Concord Troop 72678 are preparing to retire flags during the annual flag retirement ceremony. If you have photos from the ceremony, or of the veterans in your life, add them to the gallery above.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
A roundup of some of this weekend's activities around the Concord area.
t’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do this weekend. Lexington Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities you'll want to take part in this weekend in Concord and beyond. 1. Fall Fair – First Church Bedford Where/When: First Church of Christ Congregational, 25 Great Rd, Bedford; 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10 Why Go: This year’s Fall Fair will feature Christmas and holiday decorations in the Yuletide Treasures Room, as well as handcrafted items, baked goods, used books and toys and white elephants. Fairgoers can also enjoy a light dinner and desserts on Friday evening, and dessert & coffee Saturday. …
Friday, November 11, 2011
Concord Fire Department conducts the annual retirement of American flags.
As part of this morning's events in recognition of Veterans Day, the Concord Public Ceremonies and Celebrations Committee, with the help of the Concord Fire Department, conducted the town's annual American flag retirement ceremony. Local veterans along side Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Cubs and Brownies, assisted with the ceremony that took place over three ceremonial fires in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. Chairman of the Board of Selectmen Elise Woodward said, "Annually on Veterans Day, the citizens of Concord gather to respectfully retire American flags that are worn and tattered. Theses flags have served the nation well, but are worn to a condition where they are no longer fitting emblems of America — a nation whose ideals are not worn and …