Over 120 flags have been added around Brookfield. The Jason D. Lewis Brookfield Memorial VFW Post assumed a town tradition this year that began 18 years ago. Greg Waldmiller, a retired Brookfield Patrolman and now a Special Officer with the Brookfield Police Department, passed on the torch of flag placements.
American flags are posted on telephone poles along roads from the flagpole in Brookfield Center, lining Route 25 in both directions, towards the four corners and to Aramom Circle. Flags are also posted along Route 133 for a distance past Center School.
Post Commander Joseph Beal says part of their mission is to foster patriotic activities within the community and this effort is a perfect fit. The VFW Post members led by Robin Montgomery, with Greg’s guidance and the support of the Brookfield Police Department, completed the task earlier this month.
The flags will continue to fly until after Labor Day.