Photos: Hilltown vets raise the colors

Preparing old glory to go up the flagpole on Sunday, July 28, veteran Joe Golden, Marines, right, works with Robert Dietz, Army. Congressman Paul Tonko provided the new flag. 

Flying in the mountain air: Military veterans, from left, Robert Dietz, Joe Golden, Milton Hart, Clyde Willsey, and Warren Willsey stand around Berne's new flag as it flies at half staff on Sunday afternoon at the Town Park. 

A flag-raising ceremony was held on July 28 in the Berne Town Park, attended by 10 veterans and a score of supporters. Stacey Wright played Taps at the event.

 

 

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