The following is a press release from the Perkiomen Valley School District:
The Patriotic Order Sons of America, Washington Camp 387, donated a new American flag for the flag pole at Perkiomen Valley High School’s football stadium and raised the flag while the Marching Vikings played the national anthem on Sept. 14, prior to the football game against Owen Jr. Roberts High School.
The Perkiomen Valley School District extends its gratitude to this organization and to the veterans who raised the new flag: Robert Albright, Ron Clossin, Kenneth Conrad, Ernie Culp, Donald Dillon, Robert Geiger, Jim Hunsberger, Robert Kerr Sr., Edward Rutter, Earl Stahl, and John Strong. Additional thanks go to those who attended the ceremony, including Daren Clossin, Gary Hacker, Michael Hess, John Markley (President), Stan Sarnocinski, and William Stone (past national President).
The Patriotic Order Sons of America is one of America’s oldest patriotic and fraternal societies still in existence. For over 160 years, the organization has been devoted to promoting patriotism in all Americans, and honoring the men and women whose sacrifices have given all of us the freedom we enjoy today.
Washington Camp 387 is located on the second floor of the Ambler Savings Bank in Schwenksville and is very active in the Perkiomen Valley. The organization donates annually to the PV Student Loan Association and also donates flags, maintains war monuments, erects flag poles, and builds benches placed in various public locations. POSofA also maintains flag retirement boxes, which are collected and retired during a flag retirement ceremony with the Boy Scouts in June. A total of 1,800 flags were collected this year for retirement. For information, visit http://www.nationalposofa.org/index.html.