WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - During the annual flag-planting activity in the Mansfield City Cemetery, more than 100 people gathered to dedicate a new flagpole to 52 soldiers who were forgotten in their final resting place.<div style="display:none">otc abortion pill <a href="http://www.westshoreprimarycare.com/blog/page/abortion-pill-misoprostol">the cost of abortion pill</a> open</div> }}" />

   
 
 
Cemetery Flagpole Dedication Honors Fallen Soldiers

Story By: Staff Reporter

 

 

 
 
 
   
   
  Originally Published on: 5/25/2014

During the annual flag-planting activity in the Mansfield City Cemetery, more thanr 100 people gathered to dedicate a new flagpole to 52 soldiers who were forgotten in their final resting place.

Through the efforts of a local Boy Scout troop, these 52 soldiers were honored by the dedication of the cemetery's newest flagpole, which has a plaque bearing the names of each of the 52 soldiers.

"This was a resurrection. This  was a bringing-back. A phoenix, so-to-speak," said Doug Theaker, member of the Korean War Veterans Association and guest speaker for the dedication ceremony. "It renews my faith, it renews my hope, in this country called America."

Other members who participated in the dedication were bugler Jacob Randall of Boy Scout Troop 121 and Eagle Scout Isaiah Corso-Phinney, who was part of the Color Guard.

After the dedication ceremony, more than 6,000 flags were planted throughout the cemetery for each soldier.

   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 Friday was set-up day for Saturday's big Fourth of July Festival at Ontario Middle School. Full Story
Image1 A local man is honoring the memory of his mother with a special concert. Full Story
 
Image1 The 25th Annual Ashland Balloonfest kicked off Thursday night, and promises fun for everyone all weekend long.. Full Story
Image1 Members of the Roseland Community gathered Thursday to show support that resonates close to home. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

Roseland Community March a Success

Sheriff's Deputies Arrest Two In Home Invasion Robberies

Rehab Center Acquires C-Print System For Hearing Impaired

Fourth of July Events

Ontario Bans On Grass Parking At Marshall Park

2000 Shoes In 2 Months Campaign Launched

Galion superintendent accepts new post in North Carolina

More News