On Sunday, Oct. 2, Winston “Pat” Flynn, military hero and outstanding Lexington citizen, will be commemorated with full military honors at 3:00 p.m. on the 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.
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.
On Aug. 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.
The public is invited to attend the ceremony, to be followed by a reception. The ceremony will be hosted by the Lexington Veterans Association. Representatives of Lexington’s Select Board, Police and Fire Departments, Minute Men, and Lions Club will participate.