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Saturday, June 11, 2016

Abington MA Celebrates Flag Day 2016

Happy Flag day to you. I hope you are enjoying your weekend. I took a walk through Island Grove, in my hometown of Abington, with my camera today to visit some of the Flag Day festivities.

The Civil War Memorial Bridge was built in 1912 as a part of the town's bicentennial founding. Island Grove had been a place where the abolitionist's would often meet. (Click images to enlarge)

This is Christie Coombs on the right and Clancy Barrett on the left. Christie's husband Jeff was killed on flight 91 on Sept. 11th 2001 terrorist attacks. Christie founded the Jeffrey Coombs Memorial Foundation which raises money to provide financial assistance and emotional support to families in need, as well as funding enrichment programs in the Abington Schools, and Scholarships to Abington students.

This is a steel beam taken from one of the Twin Towers in NYC after the collapse on Sept. 11. Very emotional to see and touch this remaining piece of history.

This is Carol Najarian. Carol is a lifetime member of the Abington Historical Society and the Secretary of the Abington Garden Club.

There was a wonderful Civil War Encampment, as well as a Boy Scout Encampment held at the Grove.

Weather permittng, I hope to return for tonight's festivities.

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