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Downtown Rotary’s annual Flags of Honor a success

PHOTO PROVIDED Members of the Rotary club of Downtown Lock Haven stand in front of their banner in support of area veterans.

LOCK HAVEN — Rotary of Downtown Lock Haven proved to be patriots and community servers with their annual Flags of Honor display during Memorial Day weekend.

71 beautiful American flags were erected at Triangle Park.

The Rotarians responsible for this patriotic display were Sue Foust, Gail Nestlerode, Mary Jo Langston, Brenda Brown, Janine Bruno, Diahann Heverly, Eleanor Kodish, Mary Ann Lotfi, Jeanne Baker, Tammy Garrison, Tammy’s husband, and Jessie Anderson. Jessie was also instrumental in finding the holes and bringing the sound system.

VETS members helped to erect the flags too. SpeedPro printed the labels for the flags. Reese’s Print Shop printed the booklets that had the alphabetical list of sponsors of each flag. The booklets were distributed to the sponsors.

On Sunday the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1630, held a solemn ceremony at the huge flag at the park. Kim Vance sang the National Anthem. Col. Thomas Motel played TAPS at the end.

The Flags were to stay up until sundown on Tuesday, May 28. With the pending storm, the Rotarians and VETS rallied early and took down the flags. Just as it started to rain the flags were all gone.

On Tuesday, June 4, 2019, the Rotary Club of Downtown Lock Haven members with the help of Charles Kline and David Cross militarily folded all 71 flags. They were put in plastic bags for safe keeping for next year. Hopefully, more flags will be placed on Memorial Day 2020.

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