Frederick H. Pye Memorial Park at the intersection of Central and Canton Streets in Stoughton has a more patriotic look to it now, thanks to the town's newest Eagle Scout, Adam Lurie.
Lurie, a senior at Stoughton High, and member of Boy Scout Troop 516,raised funds to erect a flag pole at the park as part of his Eagle Scout Project. He raised an American Flag, which now flies from the pole, at an unveiling ceremony last Monday afternoon, Nov. 12.
A scout since first grade, Lurie said it took about four months of work and fundraising to complete the project. The flag pole is surrounded at its base by a circle of decorative bricks, which are inscribed with messages from residents in town. Lurie sold these personalized bricks as a way to help fund the project.
The park is named for former Stoughton Fire Chief Frederick H. Pye. When Lurie unveiled his project and raised the flag, a group of uniformed Stoughton Firefighters attended the brief ceremony.
Family, friends and members of Troop 516 joined Lurie and the Stoughton firefighters at the ceremony.
The area around the brick circle and flag pole is lit, so the flag can be flown 24/7, Lurie said. It is located towards the front tip of the park, right at the intersection of two of Stoughton's most well-traveled roads.
After putting in hours of work over the summer to get this project completed and attain his Eagle Scout status, Lurie said it was "nice to see it finally done." He said the idea behind the project is to create a sense of unity, patriotism and to commemorate former Fire Chief Pye.
Take a look at pictures from the ceremony in the media gallery of this article.