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Burlington to hold ceremony to dedicate new Memorial Elementary School

Posted by Amanda Stonely  September 15, 2011 10:03 AM

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The town this Saturday, Sept. 17 is holding a ceremony to dedicate the new Memorial Elementary School and two plaques honoring 25 members of the military from Burlington who died serving in wars.  Family members of those 25 men and the entire Burlington community are invited to the dedication, which will be held at 2 p.m. in the auditorium of the new school, 125 Winn St. 

Tours of the school will begin immediately after the ceremony and run until about 5 p.m.  Opened this month, the new K-5 school was erected in front of the old Memorial school, which was demolished in August. The old Memorial School had a plaque that was dedicated to Burlington residents who died serving in the military in World Wars I and II and the Korean War. The new plaque contains the names of residents from Burlington who died serving in the military in other conflicts since then, some of whom attended the Memorial School. Both the new plaque and the old one will be unveiled and dedicated in the ceremony. They will both be later hung in the Memorial Hall of the new school.

The School Department and the Office of Veterans Services teamed up to organize the ceremony. For more information, call Bob Hogan, director of veterans services, at 781-270-1960.  Meanwhile, school, town, and state officials are set to hold a grand opening event at the school today, Sept. 15 at 10 a.m., open to the public.

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