Friday, December 20, 2019

Hometown Heroes Banners In The Flora T. Little Art Gallery


    
The Bridgewater Public Library will feature the “Hometown Heroes” banners in the Flora T. Little Art Gallery. The exhibition will be on display during the months of December and January.

Banners featuring the names and faces of nearly 100 local veterans are now adorning the walls and hanging from above, as part of a community project honoring their service.

The banners, measuring 24 inches by 48 inches, are part of the “Hometown Heroes” project, started by a committee made up of members of the Bridgewater Historical Commission, veterans and Bridgewater residents. Each banner (purchased by the veteran’s loved ones) features an image of the veteran, his or her name, the branch of service, the era of service if applicable and a sponsor’s name or message if desired.

The project is spearheaded by resident David Moore, who also serves as chair of the historical commission. The project was a way of saying “Thank you for your service” to the thousands of veterans from Bridgewater. There also is a book of stories corresponding with each veteran banner on display. The book recognizes the individual story and remembers that “War is hell and we must never forget that”. The book is available for purchase.
A reception will be held on Saturday, January 11th at 11:00 a.m. in the Flora T. Little Art Gallery at the Bridgewater Public Library.

If you are interested in supporting the Bridgewater Hometown Heroes Program, please email BHHbanners@gmail.com.

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