JESSICA SIMONE (left), recipient of the North Reading Republican Town Committee Essay Scholarship: “What the American Flag Means to Me,” is congratulated by Irene Yull, chairwoman of the Scholarship Committee of the NRRTC. The public is invited to hear Jessica read her essay on Flag Day, Friday, June 14 at 6:45 p.m. on the Town Common. Meet in front of the War Memorial, beneath the American flag. (Courtesy Photo)