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Flag pole dedicated to 9/11 victims



SARAH DESANTIS/STAFF PHOTO Members of the Zerbe Township Recreation Committee Al Lagerman, left, and Jerry Bulchie raise the American flag during a flag pole dedication ceremony Tuesday evening at the Trevorton Community Park, also known as the Foundry. The flag pole was dedicated to the heroes and victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and the flag was given in honor of Martin Riegel, a local veteran.

SARAH DESANTIS/STAFF PHOTO Members of the Zerbe Township Recreation Committee Al Lagerman, left, and Jerry Bulchie raise the American flag during a flag pole dedication ceremony Tuesday evening at the Trevorton Community Park, also known as the Foundry. The flag pole was dedicated to the heroes and victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and the flag was given in honor of Martin Riegel, a local veteran.

TREVORTON — A new flag pole at the Trevorton Community Park bandstand was dedicated to the heroes and victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks during a ceremony Tuesday evening.

The flag pole was sponsored by local resident Dave Riegel, and the Trevorton chapter of WoodmenLife and bears a plaque reminding visitors to “celebrate the enduring spirit of all Americans.”

Dave Schreffler, president of the local WoodmenLife chapter, said the organization has made 9/11 projects a focal point of its charitable work. In addition to helping pay for the pole, WoodmenLife will also replace the American flag when it becomes worn, he said.

The American flag hoisted onto the pole by Zerbe Township Recreation Committee members Al Lagerman and Jerry Bulchie during the ceremony was named in honor of a local veteran, Martin Riegel.

About 20 people attended the ceremony, which included readings and singing patriotic songs. Ken Erdman spoke on behalf of the recreation committee.

“This is another great addition to this park,” he said.

The band stand was dedicated to Ian Latsha during last year’s Trevorton Fall Festival. A flag pole on the opposite end of the park near a veterans memorial will remain standing.