Veterans raise flag for first time on new pole at Hoag Library

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 15 July 2019 at 12:56 pm

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – Veterans this morning at about 10:30 raised an American flag for the first time on the new flag pole that was erected last week at Hoag Library.

The veterans at the flag pole include from left: Earl Schmidt, director of the Orleans County Veterans Service Agency; John Pera, commander of the American Legion in Orleans County and also in Holley; and Dave Kusmierczak, chaplain for the American Legion.

The addition of the flag pole follows the recent construction of a new digital sign to promote library events. With the sign and flag pole, the library has completed the projects that were part of the orginal blueprint for the a new library which opened in July 2012.

“It feels like the property is now complete with this flag,” said Betty Sue Miller, library director.

Veterans and library staff and supporters watch the trio get ready to raise the flag for the first time.

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