Veterans Honored at Flag-Raising

Sheridan veterans were honored at a flag-raising ceremony at a Sheridan woman's residence Thursday. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Sheridan veterans were honored at a flag-raising ceremony at a Sheridan woman's residence Thursday. (Photo by Pat Blair)

Sheridan veterans were recognized during a flag-raising hosted by a Sheridan woman at her residence on South Jefferson Street Thursday.

Susan Brayton said this was the second year that she's held the event.

Former city councilman Alex Lee, who was master of ceremonies for the event, said there had been a flagpole on the property as far back as 1918, but the original pole had fallen. He said Brayton built the flagpole that now stands on the property as her project in a creative welding class she took at Sheridan College.

He welcomed those who came to the ceremony.

Tony Sorgi from the Sheridan VA Medical Center introduced three of the veterans in the audience: Ernie Rotellini, Richie Gruber and Scott Berry.

Rotellini and Gruber are veterans of World W

Brayton started the day's activities with a buffet breakfast at 8 a.m. for veterans and their families, and the American Legion color guard presented the colors. Members of Sheridan's Boy Scout Troop 117 raised the flag.

Members of Boy Scout Troop 117 raise the flag. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Members of Boy Scout Troop 117 raise the flag. (Photo by Pat Blair)
American Legion Post 7 members presented the colors. (Photo by Pat Blair)
American Legion Post 7 members presented the colors. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Alex Lee serves as master of ceremonies. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Alex Lee serves as master of ceremonies. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Tony Sorgi thanks Ernie Rotellini for his service in World War II. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Tony Sorgi thanks Ernie Rotellini for his service in World War II. (Photo by Pat Blair)
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