Monday, May 23, 2016

Grant City VFW Performs Flag Dedication Ceremony for Denver Schoolhouse

Grant City VFW Post 3123 of Grant City performed a flag dedication ceremony at the Denver Schoolhouse Saturday.

Commander Robert Hull led the ceremony. “We have the honor today of presenting the National Standard, the Flag of the United States, to this worthy organization on this occasion. We bring the heartiest greetings from the officers and members of Post 3123, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. As one of the highlights of our community service and youth activities programs, it is a great pleasure to us to be able to present to you this symbol of our great republic to you, the Denver Betterment Committee.

Officer of the Day Joe Marshall presented Helen Foster the American Flag and with the assistance of John Kenny, they raised the American Flag in honor and memory of Rick Meyers, who had passed away in Denver two years ago. As they raised the flag, Joe Marshall led all in the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Honor Guard of Post 3123 was brought to attention and presented arms, hand salutes, and rifle salutes. A prayer to ask the blessing of our national colors was spoken.

After the prayer, there was a rifle volley and the National Anthem was played.

A flag pole was donated to the Veterans of Foreign Wars and refurbished by the members of Post 3123 and also donated for the dedication.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary was represented by Sandra Marshall.

The VFW Post 3123 members and officers were Commander Robert Hull, Quartermaster and Adjutant Joe Marshall, VFW Post Flag Bearer Harold Fletchall, and Rifle Squad members were John (Jack) Cottrell and Will Brown.

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