PIE sponsored a day of service to commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9-11 with a food drive to benefit the Englewood food pantries and a ceremony at the flag pole. At sunrise, the flag was lowered to half-staff in honor of the fallen. At sunset, Islanders gathered at the flagpole to bring their donations and watch the changing of the flag. Islander Ray Smith, who organized the ceremony, read a proclamation from the President. Then our Island firefighters Eddie and Tyler joined Ray and Gary Galloway in retiring the old flag and raising the new flag. It was a lovely and meaningful event.
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