Monday, September 12, 2011

Perrytown Fire Department
Remembering 9-11

A large crowd gathered early for the Woodmen of the World flag presentation to the Perrytown Fire Department, given as part of their Woodmen of the World Salutes America's Heroes program.

Perrytown Fire Department Fire Chief Bud Lee (below) was Master of Ceremonies for the event.

Reverend David Baker (below), Volunteer Fireman and Chaplain of the Perrytown Fire Department gave the invocation.

Betty Jo Shepard (below) read a letter from U.S. Senator Richard Burr honoring the 9/11 heroes and gave his respects to the attendees.

Doug Causey (below), USDA Area Director, spoke about the 9/11 Remembrance and the actions of the nation in improving first responder capability all across America.

Misty Deans (below), Interim Emergency Management Coordinator for Bertie County expressed appreciation from her department and the County Commission for all of our first responders and the magnificent job they, and their families do, to serve our communities.

Woodmen of the World Representative Eleanor Hollowell (below), expressed their appreciation to the many first responders in our nation, and presented the flag which was the occasion of the ceremony to Fire Chief Bud Lee.

Plymouth Fire Department Honor Guard Representative Tyrell Arnold (below) led us in the Pledge of Allegiance to start the actual flag raising portion of the event.

Next came the singing of the National Anthem by Sue Tripp (below).

Perrytown Fire Chief Bud Lee, with the Plymouth Fire Department Honor Guard (below), attached the new flag to the new flag pole which the Woodmen of the World had funded, raised the flag, then lowered it to half mast in honor of 9/11 victims.

The ceremony was concluded by Bud Lee (below).

After the ceremony, the Perrytown Fire Department volunteers (below) gathered for a picture with the new flag and flag pole.

The day ended with food and drink (below) in the adjacent Perrytown Community Center.

A special thanks to the Plymouth Fire Department Honor Guard (below) for their assistance in conducting the flag raising ceremony.


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