Columbus adopts resolution recognizing George Scofield

Published 10:29 am Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Editor&39;s note: On Dec. 18, Columbus town council adopted the following resolution of respect in recognition of George Scofield, who died on Nov. 25.

Whereas, on the 25th day of November, 2008, death brought to close the life of a community leader George Aquila Scofield;

Whereas, George was the founder and curator for the House of Flags museum;

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Whereas, George noticed at a local parade that the children were not saluting the flag and he recognized the need to educate our youth;

Whereas, his dedicated interest, loyalty and passion for the House of Flags Museum continues to have long lasting effect on the community and patriotism of Columbus residents;

Whereas, in the days before his passing, George wanted to assure that memorials would be made to the House of Flags;

Whereas, George also served as commander of the Polk County American Legion Post #250 for four years;

Whereas, George presented the &dquo;Music of the World&dquo; program, supported the North Carolina School of the Arts, helped provide opportunities for young people to play the violin, and arranged many tours to various parts of the United States for seniors.

Now, therefore, on behalf of the Town of Columbus, its citizens and staff, the Town Council of the Town of Columbus does, by this Resolution and public record, recognize the service of George Aquila Scofield;

Be it further resolved, that this resolution be made a part of the official minutes of the Town Columbus and that an official copy of this expression of our deepest sympathy be presented to the family of George Aquila Scofield.

Adopted this the 18th day of December, 2008