WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to know in Wilmington on Monday, June 14, 2021:
#1) Wilmington Flag Retirement Ceremony
The Wilmington Minutemen will be holding its annual Flag Retirement Ceremony on Monday, June 14, 2021 (Flag Day) beginning at 6pm at Minutemen Headquarters, behind the Harnden Tavern (430 Salem Street).
The simple ceremony, which typically lasts approximately 15 minutes, will consist of the Minutemen and American Legion properly disposing of American flags it has collected over the past year.
Residents can bring tattered flags to the event, or they can drop off the flags, year-round, in the marked boxes at the Wilmington Town Hall and the Wilmington Post Office.
West invites the general public, as well as the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and the general public to attend.
The flags will be folded and placed, one-by-one, into a fire pit. Each flag is saluted. Volunteers will be at the fire pit to take the flag. The event is designed with safety in mind.
The ceremony was the brainchild of former Minuteman Frank Curly. After 9/11, Curly noted a lot of American flags flying around Wilmington, but – over time – many became worn and tattered. The Minuteman has been running an Annual Flag Retirement Ceremony since 2002, with last year’s event cancelled due to COVID-19.
#2) Watch Wilmington Board Of Selectmen Meeting
The Wilmington Board of Selectmen meets at 7pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. An Executive Session precedes the meeting at 6pm. Read the agenda HERE. Watch the meeting live on WCTV and wctv.org.
#3) Watch Wilmington Historical Commission Meeting
The Wilmington Historical Commission meets at 7pm via Zoom. Read the agenda HERE.
#4) Watch Wilmington Housing Authority Meeting
The Wilmington Housing Authority meets at at 5pm via GoToMeeting. Read the agenda HERE.
#5) Wilmington Senior Center To Hold Outdoor Concert
The Wilmington Senior Center will hosting an outdoor concert with Howie Newman on Monday, June 14, 2021 at 1pm outside the Center under its large tent. “Forget Me Nots” will be on sale for $1 to honor loved ones and raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association.
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