Flag Day Celebrations take place in Newton

Paul Sanfordm Gaylord Sannemanm Herb Cies presenting the flag at a ceremony held at Asbury Park on Tuesday.

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In time for Flag Day, Asbury Park was very fortunate to have a new United States flag and flag pole recently donated by Richard and Jacquie Oswald of Newton.

Gaylord Sanneman and Paul Sanford saluting the flagIn a ceremony held Tuesday, Herb Cies, a World War II Veteran and resident at Asbury Park presented the flag to Gaylord Sanneman, a Past State Commander and Paul Sanford, Past State Commander and Past National Vice Commander from The American Legion, to raise the flag on this National Flag Day.

The flag is located in front of Asbury Park’s Chapel/Community Center and can be seen by all who drive by on SW 14th St.

“We were so graciously honored to have two Past State Commanders at our flag raising ceremony today. We are also very blessed to have Richard and Jacquie Oswald donate the flag and pole in honor of all of the Veterans that reside on the Asbury Park campus, “said Tom Williams, President and CEO, Asbury Park.

Newton Presbyterian Manor also hosted an ice cream social for First Responders on Flag Day.

First responders hold stuffed animals made by residents of Presbyterian Manor. The animals were made to present to children when responding to crisis calls. Presbyterian Manor hosted first responders at a Flag Day ice cream social

First responders hold stuffed animals made by residents of Presbyterian Manor. The animals were made to present to children when responding to crisis calls. Presbyterian Manor hosted first responders at a Flag Day ice cream social

Presbyterian Manor invited the Newton Police Department, Harvey County Sheriff’s Department.

Residents gave responders stuffed animals which they made to share with children when responding to crisis calls.

“Our hopes are that the animals help calm any child during a stressful time,” Noelle Dickinson, Director of Marketing stated.