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Sept. 11 remembered in Harrisburg

  • DAR Regent Sharon Tanner, center, gives leaflets about flag etiquette to Harrisburg Cub Scout leaders Laura Spanel, left, and Susie Lampley, right, to share with their Scouts.

    DAR Regent Sharon Tanner, center, gives leaflets about flag etiquette to Harrisburg Cub Scout leaders Laura Spanel, left, and Susie Lampley, right, to share with their Scouts.
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  • Hannah Owen, right, sings "The Star-Spangled Banner" Saturday at Harrisburg Township Park as Jim Shull of Woodmen Life, left, places his hand over his heart.

    Hannah Owen, right, sings "The Star-Spangled Banner" Saturday at Harrisburg Township Park as Jim Shull of Woodmen Life, left, places his hand over his heart.
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  • Those involved with Saturday's flag ceremony at Harrisburg Township Park gather for a group photo next to the new flagpole.

    Those involved with Saturday's flag ceremony at Harrisburg Township Park gather for a group photo next to the new flagpole.
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  • Legion member Terry Ferrell retires old U.S. flags the correct way, after the new flag and flagpole were dedicated.

    Legion member Terry Ferrell retires old U.S. flags the correct way, after the new flag and flagpole were dedicated.
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By Travis DeNeal tdeneal@dailyregister.com
updated: 9/10/2019 5:30 PM

HARRISBURG -- Harrisburg citizens gathered Saturday to dedicate a new flag outside the entrance to the Bill Trees Memorial Park Pool building, as a remembrance of the upcoming 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the United States.

Jim Shull of Woodman Life, who donated the new flag and flagpole, said the U.S. will never forget the experience of that day.

"By honoring our flag, we will ensure the memory of those who perished on that day will live on," Shull said.

Webelos Scouts Jordan Spanel and Chance Lampley from Harrisburg Cub Scout Pack 23 led the Pledge of Allegiance, and Hannah Owen of Harrisburg sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" in dedication of the new flag.

American Legion members Terry Ferrell and Greg Hodson set alight bundles of old, worn and torn flags that had been collected by the Legion, the Michael Hillegas chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and other members of the community.

Present at the ceremony were American Legion George Hart Post 167, Michael Hillegas DAR chapter, Harrisburg Cub Scouts, the Sons of the American Legion, Harrisburg Scouts BSA Troop 23, Woodman Life and the Harrisburg Township Park District.