Burlington veterans passionately spoke in defense of the U.S. flag. (Burlington Cable Access Television)
BURLINGTON, MA — A discussion about erecting a flagpole to display certain flags on town property became an impassioned dialogue about the treatment of the American flag in Burlington and around the country, with at least one Select Board member retreating from their support of the flagpole after hearing veterans speak.
At issue in the June 28 meeting was a proposal for erecting a flagpole in front of the Youth and Family Services building at 33 Center St. with the intention of flying the Burlington town flag most of the time, replaced by other flags at certain times. No specific flags or times were mentioned.