MOUNT CARMEL — The 543rd “Changing of the Colors” flag ceremony was held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14 at the flag pole at Second and Oak streets in honor and memory of a veteran of World War II.

Michael P. Skopatz was born May 16, 1923, in Shamokin, a son of Michael P. and Anna (Wisnieski) Skopatz. He graduated from St. Joseph’s School in Coal Township and attended Coal Township High School.

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