Late resident Winston “Pat” Flynn, military hero and Lexington resident, will be commemorated with full military honors at an upcoming ceremony.
Sunday, October 2 at 3:00 p.m.
Lexington Battle Green
The ceremony will be conducted by soldiers from the Military Funeral Honors Program of the Massachusetts Army National Guard, under the command of Captain Christopher Pond.
The public is invited to attend the ceremony, to be followed by a reception. The ceremony is hosted by the Lexington Veterans Association and the Lexington Veteran Services Department. Representatives of Lexington’s Select Board, Police and Fire Departments, Minute Men, and Lions Club will participate.
About Pat Flynn
Pat Flynn died in December 2021 at the age of 97. He was a veteran of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, holder of three combat infantry badges and four purple hearts, and an original member of the elite 10th Special Forces Group, Airborne, also known as the Green Berets.
After moving to Lexington in 1973 after military retirement, Pat devoted himself to serving his new community. He served 15 years as a member of the Town Celebrations Committee, the last four as Chair. He spearheaded the creation of Lexington’s Outstanding Youth Award Program and was deeply involved in the program for many years. As Lexington’s first Veterans’ Services Officer, Pat founded the Lexington Veterans Association, which began with World War II veterans sharing their stories. Pat was inducted as a life member of the Lexington Minute Man Company and was a member of Rotary International. In 2006, Pat was honored with the White Tricorne Hat award from the Lexington Lions Club. Of all the honors he received, Pat valued his White Tricorne Hat and his Triple Combat Infantry Badge the most.
On August 1, 2021, Pat was honored at the American Heritage Museum by the Nation of France with its Legion of Honor medal for his participation in the liberation of France during World War II.