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.