It was a wonderful day to raise the first flag at the Ocean Pines Yacht Club! This flag has flown 3 times, the first time at the American Cemetery at Normandy in Sept 6, 2004. It was the first flag raised at the dedication of the Worcester County Veterans Memorial at Ocean Pines on May 30, 2005, and ten years later as the first flag flown over the Ocean Pines Yacht Club on Saturday, January 10, 2015.
D-Day survivor John Sauer USA (gentleman in purple jacket), who landed at Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944, as a member of the 29th Division, raised the first flag. He was assisted by WW II Veteran Nate Pearson and Bob Thompson, USAF Ret, and GM of Ocean Pines. John received a Purple Heart and Bronze Star for his bravery.
Event organized by Sharyn O'Hare and Marie Gilmore.Uploaded: 1/10/2015 by Joe Reynolds