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A new 100-foot flagpole has been raised in Danbury.  It stands on a large traffic island between Danbury Library and the new Naugatuck Valley Community College building.  The Civil War monument on the green was recently refurbished as well. 

 

 

Engineers lowered the new pole into a 12-foot hole with the help of a crane yesterday. 

 

(Photo: Mayor Boughton)

 

The old flagpole was rusted out and some of the bolts were also rusted.

 

Mayor Mark Boughton says a large community event will be planned for the dedication, similar to what was done in 1937.  The dedication ceremony will be held on Flag Day.  The city plans to fly the flag until Memorial Day and then take it down until the June 14th ceremony.

 

Councilman Tom Saadi pointed out that 2017 will be the 80th anniversary of when the Grand Army of the Republic dedicated that flagpole. 

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