Veterans Day Flag Pole Dedication Ceremony After years of restoration, Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall now has a flagpole and a new official flag to fly there. On Veterans Day the library hosted a dedication ceremony, which I photographed as I do most events. I was really excited about this one because the ceremony included members of so many parts of our town. The American Legion Carnegie Post No. 82 advised the Library & Music Hall on the appropriate protocol for the dedication, Legion members were the color guard and presented the colors. Rick D’Loss, USMC veteran, Carnegie Councilman and Library & Music Hall Trustee served as emcee for the ceremony. The Very Rev. Robert Popichak delivered the Invocation, and the 9th Pennsylvania Reserves fired the single volley the ceremony calls for. Carlynton alumnus (Class of 2017) and accomplished trumpeter Tyler Smith played the colors. The ceremony also paid tribute to Korean War veteran Robert M. Gordon who donated the new flagpole and flag to the Library & Music Hall. Below is a gallery of photos from the ceremony, the “official” ones first that we’ll use for the library’s newsletter and social networking, then the all the others, the character shots, people waiting, talking, preparing, saluting, heads bowed during the invocation, hands on hearts during the Pledge of Allegiance. When we all get together, it’s a beautiful thing. . . . . . . . Follow me on Instagram. Visit my photography galleries on Portraits of Animals. All images used on this site are copyrighted to Bernadette E. Kazmarski unless otherwise noted and may not be used without my written permission. Please ask if you are interested in using one in a print or internet publication. If you are interested in purchasing a print of this image or a product including this image, visit my galleries of Photography on Portraits of Animals to see if I have it available already. If you don’t find it there, visit “Custom Prints” for availability and terms. I'll be more than happy to make a print for you. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related Post navigation Autumn ColorCardinal? What Cardinal? 3 Comments Bernadette, this is lovely! You captured the sights and feelings of the whole thing so beautifully–even the shivers due to the cold. No pictures of Bob but he is a low key guy. Loading... Reply Thanks, Lynn! Bob is in there, standing with Rick in front of the flag. They are 8 up from the bottom because it was the end of the ceremony. I also got a photo of him with all of his boys–the one his family also got–but that seemed like more of a personal nature. Loading... Reply […] and participants as well as getting candids of people. Here is a sample photo, and please visit Veterans Day Flag Pole Dedication Ceremony for […] Loading... Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.