Daily Hampshire Gazette article - 11-12-15
..."Rebecca Fricke, a legislative aide for State Rep. Ellen Story who is also putting together a fiber arts show for the Amherst Historical Society, told the crowd she plans to honor veterans with the creation of a flag reminiscent of one made by women at the North Congregational Church in Amherst after World War I. That flag has blue fabric stars sewn onto a white field to represent both veterans and those in active service."
After the ceremony on the North Common I went to the VFW and collected about 20 names of Vets who served in Germany, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. Thank you for sharing your stories with me while you were signing up for a star. I see a lot of blue stars in my future.