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Retiring principal at South Boston school gets flash mob

The song playing was “Happy.” But surrounded by students and faculty from
her school of 30 years, Ann Garofalo had to wipe away a tear.

Faculty and about 820 students from Condon Elementary School in South Boston had crowded around the retiring principal during an annual Flag Day celebration Thursday. Garofalo thought the festivities would be limited to dancing, flag waving, and the singing of patriotic numbers such as “God Bless America” and “You’re a Grand Old Flag.”

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