The Memorial Day events that were scheduled for 5/31 have been rescheduled due to the storm. All events will take place t the same times on Sunday, 6/6.
The first event will occur at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, 6/6 with a dedication to Angelo F. Puente who passed away on March 12, 2016. Angelo was a WWII army veteran serving with the 24th Coast Artillery Harbor Defense as well as an active member and past president of the Fairhaven Lions. His military flag will be raised at the “Highway Memorial” on Main Street and I-195 in a brief ceremony marking Angelo’s commitment to his country and many civic organizations in town.
At 9:00 a.m. we will be raising the “Giant Flag” at Fairhaven High School. There will be a brief ceremony commemorating this day with guest speakers and a solo by Fairhaven’s own Emma Whynacht. Immediately following the ceremony an antique car cruise will leave from the high school and travel through town escorted by the Fairhaven Police Dept.
At 4:00 p.m. we will return to the Highway Memorial site for a more involved affair retiring the flag of Angelo Puente in a formal flag service and final tribute to this army veteran and public servant.
The last event will be returning to the high school at 6:00 p.m. where the “Giant Flag” will be lowered and a beautiful new flag will be presented to the high school by the Fairhaven Lions Club in memory of Angelo Puente. Guest speakers will include Bill Moniz, current president and Bill Kligel, incoming president.
The public is invited and we hope to have a large turnout at each location to pay our respects on this Memorial Day.
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