AUBURN — In honor of Veterans Day, Saint Dominic Academy held a special ceremony to recognize a treasured alum, the late Frederic L. Leblond, Class of 1945. Leblond was a member of the first graduating class of St. Dom’s before he went on to join the Army Air Corps during World War II. Leblond is a veteran of both World War II and the Korean conflict.

His funeral earlier this month was a traditional military funeral with a folded flag given to the family. The family gave the flag to Principal Girouard with the instructions thatLeblond wanted St. Dom’s to have it and to fly it with pride.

After Mass, the student body, local veterans and alumni gathered around the flag pole in silence as four 12th-grade Eagle Scouts, Jacob Bussiere, Wesley Haire, Aidan Johnson and Alex Michaud, raised Leblond’s flag.

“I knew Mr. Leblond for many years. He had much pride in attending St. Dom’s and being among the first graduating class,” said Principal Joline Girouard. “It was an honor to receive his burial flag from the family to put on our flagpole.”

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