WILMINGTON, MA — At Monday night’s Board of Selectmen Meeting, Town Manager Jeff Hull announced that the town will be purchasing 60 Wildcat flags to be displayed along Church Street and Middlesex Avenue in a sign of support to the Wilmington High School Class of 2020.
“We hope that, in some small way, this effort to fly the Wildcat flag will acknowledge the hard work and commitment of both our seniors and their parents,” wrote Hull in a memo to the Board.
The 3 x 5 vinyl flags, which are Wildcat blue with white text and the Wildcat logo, will also be on display at various Town buildings.
The town purchased the flags from a grassroots campaign started by residents Nicole Walker and Jennifer Erickson. The flags demonstrate community support and unity for students who have lost a portion of the school year and seniors who will be graduating. A portion of each sale was donated to the Wilmington Boosters Club’s scholarship fund.
The flags will be displayed along Middlesex Avenue and Church Street after Memorial Day, once the American flags are taken down.
Selectmen Chair Greg Bendel suggested the flags be re-displayed each year and a new tradition start in town leading up to the Wilmington High School graduation.
Town Common To Turn Red, White & Blue
Also on Monday night, the Wilmington Board of Selectmen unanimously supported a measure proposed by Wilmington Veterans Director Lou Cimaglia to turn the lights on the Town Common red, white and blue for the remainder of May in recognition of Memorial Day.
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