Lexington Raises Flag in Honor of Memorial Day

On Friday, May 23, 2014, Lexington's Day Habilitation program held a Flag Raising Ceremony at Lexington's Gloversville facility in honor of Memorial Day. The flag was very generously donated by the Meco Fire Department and was raised by Joe Looman and Patrick Foote, two Lexington program participants. Several staff and individuals supported by Lexington attended the ceremony, including several employees in uniform.

Meco Firemen Gary Stoller and Richard Ruby present Lexington participants Patrick Foote and Joe Looman with a new American flag that was raised at Gloversville's Bishop Burke facility.

Meco Firemen Gary Stoller and Richard Ruby present Lexington participants Patrick Foote and Joe Looman with a new American flag that was raised at Gloversville's Bishop Burke facility.

Lexington Safety Manager and Technical Sargeant, New York Air National Guard William Roe gave a moving speech about the history and meaning of Memorial Day.

Lexington Safety Manager and Technical Sargeant, New York Air National Guard William Roe gave a moving speech about the history and meaning of Memorial Day.

Joe Looman and Patrick Foote prepare to raise the flag.

Joe Looman and Patrick Foote prepare to raise the flag.

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Joe Looman and Patrick Foote raise the flag while Lexington Employees Staff Sergeant Gary Davis, US Air Force Reserve; Senior Airman Quentin Hallenbeck, US Air Force Reserve; and Airman 1st Class Samantha Gifford, New York Air National Guard look on.

Joe Looman and Patrick Foote raise the flag while Lexington Employees Staff Sergeant Gary Davis, US Air Force Reserve; Senior Airman Quentin Hallenbeck, US Air Force Reserve; and Airman 1st Class Samantha Gifford, New York Air National Guard look on.