Americans had a sense of pride and patriotism when President Barack Obama announced to the nation Sunday night, May 1, 2011, that U.S. Navy Seals and Special Forces had killed Osama Bin Ladin, the architect of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, and other acts of terrorism worldwide.
Stoughton residents felt much the same.
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The next evening, Monday, May 2, 2011, was the start of the Annual Town Meeting.
The Stoughton Fire Department’s newest edition to its fleet, Ladder 2, was on display, parked in the cafeteria side parking lot of Stoughton High. A 40-foot American flag was waving from the ladder, gently blowing in the light breeze, creating a picturesque patriotic scene.
The display of the truck and the announcement of happened to be a coincidence. The plan to debut the truck at Town Meeting was already in place - the display was intended to thank Town Meeting members for supporting the purchase of the truck.
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