September 11 Memorial Flag Ceremony
Join us on Saturday, September 11 as we mark the twentieth anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attack by honoring the fallen victims with the annual Memorial Flag ceremony and display. Together we will place 3,000 flags on Weston Town Green, each flag representing one victim of the attacks. This valued tradition began in 2002 and has continued annually since then.
Participants should arrive to Town Green by 8:30 AM on Saturday, September 11. After a brief ceremony, the bell tower at First Parish Church will chime to signify the moment of first impact and thus, the the time for participants to start placing flags. Upon completion, Town green will have flags representing more than 2,000 American citizens, almost 400 people from other countries and more than 350 firefighters, paramedics and police officers.
The Town has hosted this event annually since the first anniversary in 2002.We are thankful to the many volunteers who have joined us over the years and especially to First Parish Church who plays such a critical role.
All Weston residents and members of the public are invited to join. For questions, please call the Recreation Department at 781-786-6260.
Take Precautions Against Mosquito Bites -
Moderate Risk for WNV
Residents are being urged to take precautions against mosquito bites as Weston's risk level has been raised to moderate for West Nile Virus, (WNV). With the record rainfall comes an increased risk level for mosquito-borne illnesses that can make humans very ill.
Mosquito samples in the Great Boston area have shown a significant increase in WNV activity and as of September 2, three human cases have been reported. With weather favorable for mosquito activity, the WNV risk level for an additional 38 communities was raised by the Dept. of Public Health to Moderate. Many of our surrounding communities share this risk level. Risk from WNV will continue until the first hard frost.
WNV is usually transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito. While WNV can infect people of all ages, people over the age of 50 are at higher risk for severe disease. Most people infected with WNV will have no symptoms. When present, WNV symptoms tend to include fever and flu-like illness. In rare cases, more severe illness can occur.