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Photo | Pam Schipper The Boy Scouts of America Troop 457 presents the colors at the May 25 opening ceremony for Flags for our Heroes, held at Bohrer Park.

Photo | Pam Schipper
The Boy Scouts of America Troop 457 presents the colors at the May 25 opening ceremony for Flags for Our Heroes, held
at Bohrer Park.

Rotary Clubs, City Sponsor Flags for Our Heroes

Every Memorial Day weekend, beginning in 2014, Bohrer Park has been transformed by a patriotic sea of eight-foot flags. The flags honor members of the military, police, firefighters, teachers, coaches, mentors and community leaders. Individuals purchase a flag to honor their hero, and funds raised help local Rotary Clubs give back to the community. This year’s event featured more than 750 flags and was co-sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Montgomery Village, Historic Emory Grove and Gaithersburg, as well as the City of Gaithersburg. Boy Scouts of America Troop 457 camped out to care for the flags all weekend and took part in opening and closing ceremonies. Many other scouts and volunteers helped to create and care for the Field of Honor.

Joint Public Hearing Planned for Market Square Apartment Building

Kimco Realty, owners of Kentlands Market Square, submitted a Schematic Development Plan application (SDP-8146-2019) for the a six-story apartment building with ground-floor retail in early May. The Gaithersburg City Council and Planning  Commission will hold a joint public hearing on this application on June 17, 7:30 p.m. at City Hall.

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