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:
Bea Dyer singing the National Anthem:
Looking up as the flag is being raised
Proudly she flies
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