by Wayne Hakala
I have been upset this week. I was informed of dumping of flags in the construction debris con-tainer at the G & W Transfer Station. This should never of happened in the first place. I’m sure the people responsible know better. I’m sure the attendants know better and shame on the person that saw it and did nothing until it was too late. The flags were spotted Sunday and I wasn’t informed until Tuesday evening. The container was pulled on Tuesday morning. Otherwise, I, a town man-ager and some attendants would have been picking through a big load.
We of Jackson-Silver Post 68 and every Veterans’ organization collect flags each year and do a proper disposal. This consists of a service and burning of the flags in a container until they are ashes. All of us veterans take this service to heart and pay the proper respects to the flag we served for.
On May 31 at 9 a.m. the Memorial Day Parade will form and step off from Ken Parker’s parking lot. We are shortening up the march a bit this year. I do thank Ken Hoyt for this change. There will be remarks and service at the Veterans’ Monument and on to the Union Church. There is a Girl Scout troop joining us this year. The band is ready and any organization that wants to participate is welcome.
After the parade at Locke Mills, there will be a service at the East Bethel Cemetery at 11 a.m. At 1 p.m. the Woodstock parade will begin at the Veterans’ Monument. A busy day for all involved. Also there will be refreshments at the Post after the parade.
And for the dancers at the Auxiliary Musical Supper, there will be several changes to enhance the floor. I must admit in recent history there has been several events held there that were not properly cleaned after. Maybe some Wayneism’s will help!
Saturday is the town of Greenwood’s annual Town Meeting. Doors open at 9 a.m. at the Jackson-Silver Post 68 at 595 Gore Road. The meeting starts at 10 a.m. A lunch will be available at noon sponsored by the Fire Dept Auxiliary. Be there and be heard. Remember that what you vote for has to be paid for through your taxes. And this year we need to stand and ask questions. And for sure, you can be heard at the Post as the acoustics are much better than the Town Hall. Don’t be afraid to sit down front and hear and be heard!