Thursday, June 14, 2012

Flag Day Celebrated at WCCC

Flag Day was celebrated Thursday afternoon as Ben Fletcher of the local National Guard came by and explained how an artillery piece works to around 10 residents. They are made of titanium, which cuts down on the weight and they are capable of being airlifted. They cost $2 million each to make and they can only be towed at slow speeds. If they are towed more than 55 miles per hour, then the load will start swinging back and forth and the driver will have to slow down again to stabilize it.
Residents who served in the military were recognized along with Maxine Roberts, who was at Pearl Harbor working as a nurse when the Japanese attacked. Another resident, Jan Smith, had a father who served in World War I, a husband who served in World War II, and three brothers who also served in the military.

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