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Sunday, October 4, 2009

New Flag Display Dedicated At EOC Building

New flag pole is appropriately dedicated on 9-11

By Sid Riley
The first day the flag flew at the new EOC building on the new flag pole located just north of the entrance…it flew at half mast. It seemed appropriate to dedicate the flag on the occasion of the eighth anniversary of that terrible day when our nation was attacked by Islamic extremist and thousands of innocent men, women, and children died.
The flag was momentarily hoisted to full staff by the honor guard, then slowly lowered to the half staff position. The assembled crowd of approximately one hundred dignitaries, citizens, and media stood somberly at attention, observing this act of tribute to those who lost their lives.
EOC Director, Rodney Andreasen began by introducing the many dignitaries in the audience, which included State Representatives Marti Coley and Brad Drake, and most of the County Officers and Department Heads. Sheriff Lou Roberts gave the dedication address, speaking on the meaning of the flag and its importance to our nation for what it represents.
The flag was then officially dedicated with the playing of the National Anthem and reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance. It was a patriotic, well presented ceremony.

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