Sunday, November 11, 2012

Veterans Day Uniontown PA

Uniontown had a very special Veterans Day celebration by raising the tallest flag in Fayette County.

“If you follow history, on the 11th hour, of the 11th month in 1918 an armistice between German and Allied nations happened,” said Norman Zimmerman, the chairman of the Fayette County Flag Committee. “The next year, President Wilson called for a moment of silence at 11 a.m. Congress made Nov. 11 an official holiday called Armistice Day in 1926, and changed it to Veterans Day in 1954. It’s why we picked Nov. 11 to raise the flag.”
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Veterans of Foreign Wars band played and one of out Lions Club members, Bea Dyer, sung the  National Anthem.

A perspective of how big the flag is:

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Bea  Dyer singing the National Anthem:


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Color Guard

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Looking up as the flag is being raised

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Playing taps


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Proudly she flies

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