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‘There is nothing that unites us more than the American Flag’

“There is nothing that stirs the heart more than seeing the American flag, and there is nothing that unites us more than the American flag,” said Dublin Town Council member Dallas Cox during a flag raising ceremony held at the Dublin Town Hall in recognition of Independence Day.
“Let this be our way of showing that we are renewing our faith in our country and in our flag.”
Local leaders, military veterans, boy scouts and members of the community gathered at the Dublin Town Hall Saturday morning to recognize this nation’s 233 years of independence with a flag raising ceremony.
Dublin Mayor Benny Skeens welcomed guests to the ceremony, noting that this event got its start in the Town of Dublin a few years back when one of the local boy scout troops inquired about holding a flag retiring ceremony. He said from then on, the Fourth of July events throughout Pulaski County continued to grow.
Along with Skeens, among the crowd gathered at Saturday’s ceremony was Virginia delegate Anne B. Crockett-Stark (R), who said when she thinks of Dublin, she thinks of a “small town with a big heart,” and remembers it as the “most patriotic” town out of the many towns she represents as a Virginia delegate.
Speaking of Dublin’s flag raising ceremony, she said “what a beautiful way to start this day of celebration.” She added, “our flag was born on war fields, and it has been with us in celebration, it has been with us in death, and it has been here to carry us forth in life.”
Along with Crockett-Stark, Virginia delegate Dave Nutter (R), was also in attendance at the ceremony, and echoed his fellow delegates’ comments about Dublin, saying, “Dublin always stands tall for America.”
He also expressed thanks to the members of Pulaski’s VFW Post 1184 for being present at the ceremony, and for their service to this country.
Jeff Worrell, mayor of Pulaski, also addressed the crowd gathered on the lawn of the Dublin Town Hall, and invited everyone to take part in all of the celebratory events scheduled in Pulaski.
“I can’t think of anything more American than a small-town Fourth of July celebration,” he said.
Following comments from these speakers, members of VFW Post 1184 raised the American flag, and also performed a 50-gun salute, in honor of each of America’s 50 states. In addition, Amy Hall sang the National Anthem.
Members of Boy Scout Troop 100 of Dublin demonstrated how to properly retire an American flag, and Bennie Hill of VFW Post 1184 played “Taps.”
The ceremony drew to a close as bagpiper Sonny Bishop played “Amazing Grace.”

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‘There is nothing that unites us more than the American Flag’

“There is nothing that stirs the heart more than seeing the American flag, and there is nothing that unites us more than the American flag,” said Dublin Town Council member Dallas Cox during a flag raising ceremony held at the Dublin Town Hall in recognition of Independence Day.
“Let this be our way of showing that we are renewing our faith in our country and in our flag.”
Local leaders, military veterans, boy scouts and members of the community gathered at the Dublin Town Hall Saturday morning to recognize this nation’s 233 years of independence with a flag raising ceremony.
Dublin Mayor Benny Skeens welcomed guests to the ceremony, noting that this event got its start in the Town of Dublin a few years back when one of the local boy scout troops inquired about holding a flag retiring ceremony. He said from then on, the Fourth of July events throughout Pulaski County continued to grow.
Along with Skeens, among the crowd gathered at Saturday’s ceremony was Virginia delegate Anne B. Crockett-Stark (R), who said when she thinks of Dublin, she thinks of a “small town with a big heart,” and remembers it as the “most patriotic” town out of the many towns she represents as a Virginia delegate.
Speaking of Dublin’s flag raising ceremony, she said “what a beautiful way to start this day of celebration.” She added, “our flag was born on war fields, and it has been with us in celebration, it has been with us in death, and it has been here to carry us forth in life.”
Along with Crockett-Stark, Virginia delegate Dave Nutter (R), was also in attendance at the ceremony, and echoed his fellow delegates’ comments about Dublin, saying, “Dublin always stands tall for America.”
He also expressed thanks to the members of Pulaski’s VFW Post 1184 for being present at the ceremony, and for their service to this country.
Jeff Worrell, mayor of Pulaski, also addressed the crowd gathered on the lawn of the Dublin Town Hall, and invited everyone to take part in all of the celebratory events scheduled in Pulaski.
“I can’t think of anything more American than a small-town Fourth of July celebration,” he said.
Following comments from these speakers, members of VFW Post 1184 raised the American flag, and also performed a 50-gun salute, in honor of each of America’s 50 states. In addition, Amy Hall sang the National Anthem.
Members of Boy Scout Troop 100 of Dublin demonstrated how to properly retire an American flag, and Bennie Hill of VFW Post 1184 played “Taps.”
The ceremony drew to a close as bagpiper Sonny Bishop played “Amazing Grace.”

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