Unfurling Old Glory

On Friday, students at Sisuslaw Elementary School participated in a special presentation of the Raising of the Flag on the new flag pole. Members of the local American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, along with Florence Police, Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue, Western Lane Ambulance and U.S. Coast Guard-Siuslaw River Station were on hand, along with Florence Mayor Joe Henry. The ceremony included student participation, with a reading of “Old Ragged Flag,” music, singing and the Pledge of Allegiance.

— Photos by Ned Hickson

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