Posted by John Muldoon on May 23, 2022
Peter Pinciaro drives a stake into the ground to make way for a flag holder. The group prepared South Village Green for 200 American flags this year.
Ipswich-Rowley Rotary members got a workout on Friday when they hit the South Green in Ipswich to place holders for 200 American flags.
The flags, which are on 10-foot poles, will be installed shortly as part of the Flags for Heroes project. Rotary placed 100 on the green last year but enlarged the Ipswich display this year — and expanded to Rowley, where 100 flags will be placed on the town common.
People can sponsor a flag for $50 to honor a personal hero. “The hero may be a veteran, teacher, medical professional, mentor, or any person you would like to honor for their contribution to your life, the community, or the world,” organizers said.
Sponsorships are still available online, or by visiting the Institution for Savings and Bank Gloucester branch offices in Ipswich.
Display dates are May 27 to June 18 in Ipswich, and June 18 to July 9 in Rowley.
Proceeds from the volunteer-run organization will be used to fund scholarships and service projects in the two towns.
Doug Shealy (left) and Nat Pulsifer prepare
another place.  
Story and photo by John Muldoon, reprinted from