Delaware County Recognizes the Anniversary of the United States Air Force

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Released: September 20, 2022

Delaware County Councilwoman Christine Reuther, Delaware County Executive Director Howard Lazarus, and the County’s Interim Director of Military and Veterans Affairs Sandra Garrison were proud to join Veterans Richard Heller and Tanya Harris in raising the U.S. Air Force flag on September 16 outside of the County Courthouse in Media.

The flag raising was held in honor of the founding of the Air Force on September 18, 1947.

The U.S. Air Force flag will fly from the flagpole in the courtyard of the Government Center and Courthouse complex for a week.

Throughout the year, the County raises flags in honor of all branches of the military and invites active military and Veterans to join in the flag raisings. Military flags will be raised at appropriate times later this year in observance of the Navy, on Oct. 13, 1775; and the Marine Corps, on Nov. 10, 1775. The Army flag was raised in June and the Coast Guard flag was raised in August to commemorate the anniversaries.

Council expresses deep gratitude to those who have served or are serving in the military protecting and defending our country.

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