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Flags lowered and raised for Lake Placid veterans Day

November 17, 2017
By staff , Lake Placid News

LAKE PLACID - U.S. veterans - past and present - were honored Saturday, Nov. 11 during Veterans Day ceremonies in the Olympic Region.

In Lake Placid, American Legion Post 326 held a parade down Main Street from the High Peaks Resort to the Legion hall starting at 11 a.m. Afterward, flags were lowered for veterans Ed Kane, William "Bill" Delahant, and Lewis Conway, and flags were raised for Michael Shea, John "Jack" Shea, William "Bill" Stowe. Following the ceremony, the community was invited to a light lunch at the Legion.

Before the parade, flag ceremonies were held around the community. At 9:30 a.m., flags were lowered at the Adirondack Community Church for Russell Lahart and raised for Claude Jaques. At 9:50 a.m., flags were lowered at AMC for John R. Spoor and raised for John Chapell. At 10:10 a.m., flags were lowered at Elderwood of Uihlein for Robert Damp and raised for Charles "Charlie" Baker.

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American Legion Post 326 Commander Jordana Mallach, right, presents a flag to veteran Lewis Conway’s wife Saturday, Nov. 11 at the Veterans Day services in Lake?Placid.
(News photo — Griffin Kelly)

At 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, the Legion invites the community to join them as they remove the flags that are posted in local cemeteries. They will start at the St. Agnes Cemetery and then move to North Elba.

 
 

 

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