The Westborough Veterans’ Advisory Board announces the first Westborough Rotary Field of Flags as a moving tribute to acknowledge the service and sacrifice of our Westborough veterans and active military personnel. The Westborough Rotary Field of Flags will be a display of American flags to be placed on the Rotary starting on Saturday, November 17, 2018 until Saturday, November 24, 2018. On the Saturday following Veterans Day, volunteers, including Westborough High School students, scouts and members of the Veterans’ Advisory Board, will collect the flags from military graves which were placed there earlier this year on Memorial Day and, in turn, place them all on the Rotary in downtown Westborough for all to see. Each flag honors either a fallen hero or one of the approximately 700 veterans and military personnel currently residing in Westborough.
The Westborough Rotary Field of Flags is sponsored by the Westborough Veterans’ Advisory Board, a town agency. The WVAB advocates for veterans of all wars and conflicts to ensure every veteran in Westborough is treated with dignity and respect, promulgates information about benefits and policies as they pertain to Westborough veterans, raises awareness about veterans throughout our community, and renders assistance to the Veterans Services Officer upon request. For Town celebratory activities like this (but not limited to) Memorial Day and Veterans Day, the WVAB takes the lead in planning and execution. The Westborough Veterans’ Advisory Board (WVAB) seeks to make our community a remarkable place for a veteran to call “home.” For more information on WVAB or the Rotary Field of Flags event, please visit the Town website at: https://www.town.westborough.ma.us/veterans-advisory-board