The 9-11 Memorial Committee of Lackawanna County, a private, volunteer group which established a memorial to the innocent victims of Sept 11, 2001 will hold ceremonies marking both the formation of the United States Army, June 14, 1775 and the adoption of a resolution calling for a national emblem in 1777 by the Continental Congress also on June 14.
Charlie Spano, founder and chair of the Committee stated it is the plan of the Committee to hold a ceremony on Courthouse Square on June 14, 2013 to raise the US Flag and the Army Flag.
“We hope to engage our citizens and especially our school children in learning about the flag and its place and meaning in America's history.”
The committee will seek participation from schools in Lackawanna County in creating flags from various media.
Representation from the US Army will also be sought at the ceremony.
“It is our hope to focus on when and why the Army was formed, its exemplary service through the centuries to the Constitution and the protection of America's freedom.” Spano said. Members of the committee include Commissioner Patrick O'Malley, Francis Tyson, Captain, USMC ret.; Joe Deantona;
Lt. Dave Gervasi, SFD and Ashley T. Yando.
Anyone interested in helping may email the committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.