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It’s that time of year when sleeping perennial flowers bloom, trees sprout their leaves, grasses are beginning to green up, and people emerge from their homes to spend time outside. Another special event occurs in May: the Granby Lions Club, assisted by the Town’s Public Works Department, posts dedicated American Flags on the utility poles throughout the center of town.

The Lions began this revered tradition more than 15 years ago to honor the town’s veterans and special citizens, families, and friends. From Memorial Day through Veterans Day, our town’s center and beyond is alive with American flags, reminding of the dedication and sacrifices made by service men and women, our citizens and neighbors.

The Granby Lions’ Flag Committee inspects the flags and poles to ensure they are acceptable to be posted around town. As expected, this year more than a dozen poles were bent or broken and some flags were damaged beyond repair. Those flags will be given to the American Legion Shannon-Shattuck Post 182 for a respect-filled retirement.

To keep the dedicated flags flying and replace those destroyed, the Granby Lions Club is offering the opportunity to dedicate a flag in memory of a beloved veteran or private citizen. For a donation of $100, name(s) will be placed on a flag pole, and will remain there in perpetuity.

The following are the current dedications for town flags. Please limit the dedication’s wording to “In memory of (name)” or “In honor of (name).” The service branch may be included as well. Donation checks should be made out to The Granby Lions Foundation and mailed to P.O. Box 191, Granby, CT 06035.

Current Flag Dedications (Wording From Existing Labels)

In Memory Of SPC Richard C. Emmons III – 7/8/88 – 5/31/2011, Enduring Freedom

In Honor Of Granby Veterans

Ted Lepkowicz

Melisa K. Fusick

Jim Jones

William F. Hart

Atty. & Mrs. Philip D. Main

Stephen Olivieri

Jimmy Morin

Rod And Janice Reynolds

Ed Zdun

Barbara/Robert Merrick

Howard W. Gore

Beckett, Ani, Harry Cashman

Michael F. Fusick

Andrew L. Mangold

Jeffrey R. Fusick

Lt. Col. David E. Hunn, WWII

Kenneth McFarland, Vietnam Veteran

In Memory Of Seth Holcombe

In Honor Of Robert N. Beman

In Honor Of Oliver Ellsworth

Robert Purinton & Beverly Purinton

In Memory Of Matteo T. Mignone

In Honor Of Bill Sproull

In Memory Of Tommy Basil – US Navy

In Memory Of Rozell Stidd

In Memory Of George F. Havens

In Honor Of Air Force SSGT Peter S. Goff

In Memory Of Navy Fire Controlman 3rd Class
William C. Austin

Luke Milan, Killed In Action – Afghanistan 2007

In Loving Memory of our Father and Grandfather Lt. Commander Edward J. Wilmont

William T. Conroy Sr., William T. Conroy Jr., William T. Conroy III

Sgt. David J. Spatcher Jr.  — 5/18/21-7/21/44, WWII, Pacific Theater

In Memory Of Ralph J. Stupak, WWII Veteran

Elizabeth/John Cavanaugh, East Granby Republican Town Committee

In Memory of Justus N. Arnold, U.S. Army

In Memory of Michael J. Arnold, Sr., U.S. Air Force

In Honor of Michael J. Arnold, Jr., U.S. Army &
CT Air National Guard

In Memory of Al & Nancy Benyi

In Memory of Whitney Maus

In Memory of Edward Hodgson, Army Air Corps, WWII

In Memory of Robert D. Horne, U.S. Navy

In Memory of Paul Schneider, Army Medics, WWII