2011-08-04 / Local & State

Living Flag Created At Shanksville



A “Living American Flag” was created June 16 in Shanksville, Pa., to honor the heroes of Flight 93. Organized by Janie Baer, president of the Pennsylvania Chapter of N.A.P.U.S. (The National Association of Postmasters of the United States), it consisted of 273 postmasters, spouses and guests as they stopped to pay tribute while on their way to the PA State Postmaster Convention in Johnstown. Verla Hill (retired poastmaster from Needmore), her husband Herman, and Bill and Nita Davis of Warfordsburg were all honored to be participants in the flag. The flag was done to raise funds for the ongoing construction of the Flight 93 memorial. This was Verla’s 50th state convention; her very first one was coincidently also held in Johnstown. A “Living American Flag” was created June 16 in Shanksville, Pa., to honor the heroes of Flight 93. Organized by Janie Baer, president of the Pennsylvania Chapter of N.A.P.U.S. (The National Association of Postmasters of the United States), it consisted of 273 postmasters, spouses and guests as they stopped to pay tribute while on their way to the PA State Postmaster Convention in Johnstown. Verla Hill (retired poastmaster from Needmore), her husband Herman, and Bill and Nita Davis of Warfordsburg were all honored to be participants in the flag. The flag was done to raise funds for the ongoing construction of the Flight 93 memorial. This was Verla’s 50th state convention; her very first one was coincidently also held in Johnstown.

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