Award of Boston Post Cane to Edward "Buddy" Shropshire!

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At the June 6th Select Board meeting, the Board presented Edward "Buddy" Shropshire with the Boston Post Cane to honor him as one of the oldest living citizens of the Town of Millis and declared Tuesday, June 7th, 2022 as Edward "Buddy" Shropshire Day!  

Buddy is a lifelong resident of Millis and turns 95 years young on June 7th.  He honorably served his country and is a veteran of World War II.  Buddy has extensive historical knowledge of the Town of Millis and enjoys sharing it with his fellow citizens.

Happy Birthday and Congratulations Buddy!!

What is the Boston Post Cane Award?  The Boston Post Cane tradition was established in 1909 by the Boston Post Newspaper. A special cane, made of ebony imported from Africa and crowned with 14-karat gold, was gifted to 431 towns in New England, to be presented as an honor to each town's oldest resident. The recipient held the honor as long as he lived in the Town. Women were added as cane recipients in 1930.