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United Way of Broome County holds flag-placing ceremony in honor of 9/11 victims

BINGHAMTON (WBNG) – Locals gathered at the United Way of Broome County on Sunday to place flags in honor of the victims of the September 11 attacks.

Boy scouts, members of the United Way and other community members placed 2,996 flags, each in dedication to the individuals that died that day.

The chapter’s executive director, Jacqueline Gerchman, said the community’s support means everything to not only the chapter, but to her personally.

“It touches my heart. It is, again, that reminder of everything that happened on September 11,” Gerhman said. “Having that opportunity to be here with a group of giving people makes a Sunday morning perfect.”

United Way also announced they will hold a color ceremony this Wednesday.  Veterans will retire American flags at the ceremony.

The ceremony is open to the public and starts at 8 a.m.

Cal Dymowski

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