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Crowd turns out for Flag Day ceremony at Keystone Villa at Douglassville

Story written by Janice MacKenzie

Jun 17, 2022

Honoring the stars and stripes, retired U.S. Marine Corps Col. Keith Seiwell gets assistance from Mike Murphy with properly folding the American flag during the annual Flag Day ceremony at Keystone Villa at Douglassville. (Photo provided by Keystone Villa at Douglassville)

Blue skies and sunshine set the backdrop for the annual Flag Day ceremony held at Keystone Villa at Douglassville.

A crowd of residents and guests, seated in front of the flagpole, just outside of the independent living building, turned out on a warm afternoon to honor the American flag and the birthday of the U.S. Army.

“Our Flag Day celebration becomes more meaningful each year. The celebration of our flag is a powerful reminder of the generations we serve at Keystone Villa and how our men and women fought for our country and stood by the flag. Our residents understand and embrace patriotism,” said Sue Seanor, the executive director for independent living at Keystone Villa at Douglassville.

The program began after reciting the Pledge of Allegiance with opening remarks from Seanor, followed by a prayer led by resident Jim Moll and included additional patriotic verses, songs, and readings by Keystone Villa residents.

Guest speaker, retired Col. Keith Seiwell, a 30-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and the CEO and founder of the General Carl Spaatz National USAAF Museum in Boyertown, also addressed the group.

Keystone Villa residents Alice and Ed Specht donated the ceremony flag.



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