As part of its Patriots’ Day celebration and 9/11 remembrance on Sunday, Good Shepherd Catholic Church blessed its first flag pole.
The brainchild was that of Patrick Shilson (fastening flag to the rope), who coordinated the undertaking for his Eagle Scout project. Shilson, a junior at Roncalli, was assisted in the endeavor by fellow members of Boy Scout Troop 51.
The pole stands 35 feet tall, and the cost of it and the flag was $1,900. Funds came from the sale of memorial bricks at the pole’s base and a donation in the name of the late Glenn Robbins.