Young Marine to present flag retirement box to Norwich on Tuesday

Norwich — City officials on Tuesday will receive a custom-designed flag retirement drop box created by a Young Marine in a community service project.

Mayor Peter Nystrom will receive the donation from Three Rivers Young Marine Master Gunnery Sgt. Mason McMahon at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday on the first floor of City Hall. The public is invited to attend the presentation.

Residents will be encouraged to bring their unserviceable American flags to City Hall during business hours and place them in the box.

McMahon completed the project as one of his last requirements to earn the Young Marines Distinguished Order of Merit award, the equivalent of Eagle Scout. Members of the Three Rivers Young Marines will collect the deposited flags on a regular basis and retire them during their annual Flag Retirement Ceremony on Flag Day.

The American Legion Post 104, Thames River Detachment Marine Corps League No. 1334, Norwich Area Veterans Council, Norwich VFW Post 594 and Treats Pools and Spas contributed financial or in-kind support to the project.

For more information, contact the mayor’s office at (860) 823-3742 or Patrick McMahon at ptm78usmc@sbcglobal.net.

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