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Recently, the Aaron Guild Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) honored two High School Seniors from the area who were chosen as Good Citizens by their classmates and teachers. A third high school student was unable to attend. The Good Citizen Award night took place at the First Baptist Church on High Street in Westwood. Each honoree received a pin, a framed poster, and a flag that flew over the United States Capitol on Patriot’s Day. Each honoree also received a certificate which reads that the flag was especially flown to honor Aaron Guild Chapter’s Good Citizen.
DAR Chapter Chair Sunny O’Malley of Westwood made the presentations. The students were chosen for their leadership, patriotism, and service to the community. At graduation in June, each honoree will receive a framed certificate and a check from the Aaron Guild Chapter.The three deserving students are: Eiandaniel Aguilar from Blue Hills Regional Technical School, Julia Kiley from Norwood High School, and Paul Heffernan from Walpole High School. Each student is involved in activities at their school as well as in their community.
In addition to the Good Citizen Award, three former Girls Scouts from Westwood, a Webelo Scout from Norwood, and an Eagle Scout from Westwood demonstrated flag folding to the audience, in honor of Veterans Day. They showed the 13 steps to fold an American flag properly, each step having symbolic importance. Participating were Kayla Poma, Kaitlyn Vitiello, Cassie Valentine, Tom Nee and Cameron Valentine.
For the holidays, the Aaron Guild Chapter makes up ditty bags with toiletries and small gifts for West Roxbury Veterans Hospital patients. The gift bags for both men and women patients are delivered personally by the members at New Years.
The Aaron Guild Chapter is made up of members from the area towns of Norwood, Westwood, Canton, Walpole, and Medfield, as well as other communities, and welcomes new members. Interested parties are encouraged to call Regent Terry Whetstone (781-329-8463) for more information.