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New Flagpole Dedicated in Cooperstown
MAYOR KATZ RECOGNIZES DONORS

New Flagpole At Half-Staff

In Honor Of Pearl Harbor

The iconic flagpole on Cooperstown’s Main Street was dedicated at noon today at Main and Pioneer. The new flagpole, 15-feet taller than its predecessor, tops out at 50 feet above Main Street at Pioneer. Cooperstown VFW Post 7128 President David Sanford, pictured at right, raised Old Glory on the new pole for the first time, but only to half staff, to honor soldiers and sailors who died at Pearl Harbor, 76 years ago today.  Mayor Jeff Katz recognized donors: Jim Florczak, $5,000 toward the flagpole; Peter Deysenroth, the full-staff flag, and Patti Ashley and Dave LaDuke, the half-staff flag in honored of their father Harry A. LaDuke, Navy, and brother Robert L. LaDuke, Coast Guard.  Also, Jon McManus, McManus Engineering, for donating engineering services; The Clark Foundation’s Lyman Townsend, stonework to be added to the base, and  Coopertown Fire Department, flagpole setting.  Also, Sanford, for raising today’s flag, and DPW Superintendent Mitch Hotaling for coordinating replacement efforts. (Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO.com)

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VIETNAM VET PUTS FLAG AT HALF-STAFF IN VILLAGE

VIETNAM VET PUTS FLAG

AT HALF-STAFF IN VILLAGE

David Butler of Fly Creek takes flag protocol into his own hands a few minutes ago, lowering the Stars & Stripes at Main and Pioneer, Cooperstown, to half-staff in honor of the five Marines killed in Chattanooga, Tenn.,, last week in what the FBI is calling an instance of "domestic terrorism."  Butler, whom Village Police arrested a few years ago in another flag-lowering incident, said it's a disgrace that the flag had not yet been lowered, particularly now that President Obama and Governor Cuomo has called for such action.  (Jim Kevlin/allotsego.com)
David Butler of Fly Creek took flag protocol into his own hands a few minutes ago, lowering the Stars & Stripes at Main and Pioneer, Cooperstown, to half-staff in honor of the four Marines and one Navy Sailor killed in Chattanooga, Tenn., last week in what the FBI is calling an instance of “domestic terrorism.” Butler, whom Village Police arrested a few years ago in another flag-lowering incident, said it’s a disgrace that the flag had not yet been lowered, particularly now that President Obama and Governor Cuomo has called for such action.  Veterans’ posts throughout the region, including the Cooperstown Vets Club a half-block away, have lowered their flags in honor of their fallen comrades.  Butler, whose hands shook with Parkinson’s Disease as he retired the knot,  is classified as a 100 percent disabled veteran as a result of injuries sustained in Vietnam.   (Jim Kevlin/allotsego.com)

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