Flag Flown in Afghanistan in Honor of Stoughton High Will be Sent to SHS

Stoughton’s Gregory Widberg, serving with the Army National Guard in Afghanistan, flew an American Flag in honor of Stoughton High School on the tenth anniversary of 9/11. He is sending the flag from Afghanistan to SHS.

A Stoughton father, stationed in Camp Phoenix in Kabul, Afghanistan with the Army National Guard, is sending a special gift to .

Gregory Widberg, a husband and father of four, flew an American flag over Camp Phoenix in honor of Stoughton High on the of the .

In an email sent to SHS principal Matt Colantonio, Widberg said he will be boxing the flag and sending it to the high school, along with an accompanying certificate signed by Widberg, a Command Sergeant Major, and the Garrison Commander.

Widberg said he hoped the school would display the flag with the certificate or fly it.

Colantonio shared the email with SHS staff and with Superintendent of Schools Dr. Marguerite Rizzi and with Assistant Superintendent Jonathan Ford. The email was read at last Tuesday’s School Committee meeting.

“We held a simple, but powerful ceremony here on the 11th of September, remembering all of the selfless [men and women] who made the ultimate sacrifice in the defense of freedom,” Widberg wrote in the email to Colantonio.

“Thank you for all that you do for the students, parents and families of Stoughton,” he continued.


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