Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Flag-Raising Ceremony Rescheduled for Oct. 12

Due to the high chance of rain and strong wind gusts, today’s flag-raising ceremony has been rescheduled for next Monday, Oct 12.

The Oct. 12 service will honor James R. Weiss who served his nation in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War. The ceremony will be held in Centennial Plaza, in front of the Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St.

Members of Weiss’ family have been invited to participate in the program which will include patriotic songs, special remarks, a memorial wreath laying and the ceremonial flag-raising. Following the raising of the American flag, the U.S. Navy service flag will be raised in recognition of the military branch in which Weiss served. Both flags will fly in Centennial Plaza throughout October.

Photographs and other remembrances of Weiss will be displayed in Centennial Plaza during the ceremony, then in the town hall lobby through the end of October.

The Oct. 5 ceremony will begin with the retiring of the colors for Gerald Arrington who was honored during the 8th Wake Forest Memorial Flag-Raising Ceremony on Sept. 14.

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