The city of Stoughton rented a giant flag for special days, such as September 11, which inspired a young girl to help raise money for a permanent city flag.
Christine Iacobucci needed to cover an event in Stoughton last year for the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Since she was unable to find a babysitter, her daughter Isabella had to come with her to cover the event. Though she was only six years of age at the time, Isabella was so moved by the ceremony, she sang a patriotic song for the audience that she had learned at school.
Upon discussing the flag ceremony with the Stoughton fire chief, Isabella found out that the giant 30 x 60 foot flag had to be rented for special occasions, such as the 10th anniversary memorial service of the September 11 attacks.
Isabella was determined to get a permanent flag, so with the help of her mom, fundraising for the flag began not long after the ceremony. With the help of promoting the fundraising opportunity through Facebook and word of mouth, they raised $2,400 to put towards purchasing the new giant flag.
The permanent Stoughton giant flag flew earlier this year for the first time and has since been used on other momentous occasions such as Flag Day and the Fourth of July.
Credit: Boston Herald