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Poignant Los Gatos Flag Raising on the Fourth of July

Group of Kiwanians and friends of the late community leader Paul Dubois assemble early July 4 by the bandstand at Oak Meadow Park to dedicate new flag pole in his memory.

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As part of the town’s 125th Jubilee Year celebration and the observance of our nation's 236th birthday, Boy Scout Troop 501 served as the Honor Guard during the poignant ceremony.

Dubois, a past lieutenant governor of Kiwanis, was tireless in support of many civic projects in Los Gatos, in particular the construction of the bandstand next to the 70-foot-tall flagpole, according to a press release issued by the club.

and is survived by his wife, Mary Tomasi-Dubois, who is also a Kiwanis Club member.

The effort was spearheaded by Los Gatos Councilmember Steven Leonardis, a member of the Kiwanis Club along with councilmember and former mayor Joe Pirzynski and Santa Clara County Supervisor Mike Wasserman, the release said.

Leonardis worked with town staff and former councilmember and past Kiwanis president MarLyn Rasmussen to rescue the flagpole from the old Honda dealership on Los Gatos Boulevard, the release stated.

A special thank you to Los Gatos residents Ira Spector and Shailesh Jain for sharing these beautiful photos with Los Gatos Patch.

Los Gatos Community Foundation, Inc. July 05, 2012 at 05:24 PM
A 70 foot flag pole being dedicated to Paul seems so fitting. As I looked up at it yesterday I thought to myself, "how approporiate to have something so tall becasue it reminds me of Paul's stature."
ES July 05, 2012 at 05:53 PM
Great way to acknowledge a great man!
Larry Arzie July 05, 2012 at 08:52 PM
This took a lot of physical effort and certainly a patriotic gesture. Thanks Guys.
Irene Aida Garza-Ortiz July 05, 2012 at 09:41 PM
Very nice & I'm sure very touching to the Family!

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