To the Community:
As most of you know, our Yellow Ribbon Tree in the Village Center was destroyed during the last storm.
Fortunately, one of our veterans recovered some of the ribbons and thanks to the East Hampton Town Crew, they recovered most of the flags for us.
A special thanks also goes to the Town Crew who, in the process of cleaning up the brush, cut a slab off the tree trunk and gave it to us to keep as a memento of our first Yellow Ribbon Tree. We hope to have this engraved and placed near another tree.
A special thanks goes to Rev. Thomas Kennedy of the Congregational Church. He has given us permission to temporally use one of the trees on the church lawn for our ribbons. We have tentative plans to have a small ceremony on Dec. 11 at noon to tie the ribbons on the tree.
We are hopeful that, somehow, we can raise enough funds to plant another tree.
If you know of a service person over seas and would like us to honor them, please contact me at email@example.com or 860-267-2316.
It is important that we never forget our service men and women and the Yellow Ribbon program serves as a reminder of how proud we are of them and are honored to be able to recognize them.
Ann R. McLaughlin, Chairperson
Welcome Home Veterans/Yellow Ribbon Committee
Posted Nov. 18, 2011
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