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Friday, September 12, 2014

Hanover Honors 9/11 Victims With Flag Retirement Ceremony

As it has done for the last eleven years, Hanover Township remembered. September 11 was a busy weekday. But as the sun fell away, and evening joggers steamed in and out of the Recreation Center, about seventy people paused to reflect on the day that changed America forever.

Following remarks from Alfredo Guzman, a Fallen Towers survivor, area scouts participated in an annual flag retirement ceremony. Hundreds of old flags were burned in two barrels that eerily reminded everyone of the Twin Towers.

Participating scouts included Richard Attieh, Connor Mille, Joseph Barlow, Micahel Prendeville, Luke Heffelfinger, Luke Mille, Graham Phillips, William Gavlik, Nate Beisel, Adam Wenrich, Zach Rodgers, Jacob Kuder, Nicholas Fritz, Frank Mille, Ilia Khallouf, Andre Negron and Victor Koury.

In addition, Recreation Director Rob Cepin's arranged 2,977 white flags in honor of each of the lives lost at 9/11, in the shape of the Twin Towers.


Anonymous said...

Class Township to do such a thing.

Anonymous said...

Only if we all did remember and cared about the loss of life¿

patent pending

Anonymous said...

I don't live there. But Hanover seems to do most things the right way.

Bernie O'Hare said...

It's my favorite beat. The people there get along, can diasgree without being disagreeable, laugh at themnselves and have a lot of respect for each other and the public. They are very big on things like Patriot Day, Flag Day and other events that are forgotten in most municipalities.