Just after 2 p.m. Saturday, Rick and Jenn Suhr approached the pole that towered over Barker Commons in the village. With a large crowd looking on, they reached down, grabbed a corner of a sheet decorated with American flags, and upon lifting it off a monument, husband and wife could read the following words on its front:

Above those five lines was a small color photo of Jenn after she won the gold medal in the pole vault at the 2012 Summer Games in London. She was holding the Stars and Stripes. Her smile in that image was, understandably, ear-to-ear.

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