The flag site exits because of the vision and dedication of prior Committees with the generosity of the citizens of Somerset County, PA.
The current Committee is committed to the long-term maintenance of the flag site,
which is dedicated to all Somerset County veterans and to the flag pole which is dedicated to the Flight 93 heroes
If successful, our work will never be finished.

2009

The Somerset County Flag Committee was organized as a nonprofit corporation in 1993, a series of events occurred during the past year to breath new life into the Committee.

Following a conversation between John Harrison, a past president of the Committee and Ronald G. Horner, Ron and other members of the Sons of the American Revolution, SAR, became involved with reorganizing the Somerset County Flag Committee in January 2009. Jay and Sue Canson were contacted by a member of the SAR because almost two years prior they attended meetings attempting to reorganize the Committee.

On January 21, 2009, the Cansons, Ronald G. Horner, a couple of SAR members and past Flag Committee members, Mary Meyers and Ken Miller met at the Country Cottage Restaurant in New Centerville to reorganize. Discussed were ways to raise money to purchase flags and to contact others to donate their services. It was decided to contact the Daily American about doing an article on the reorganization and the next scheduled meeting for February. After that article a number of individuals and organizations have offered money and services.

On February 21, 2009, the second reorganizational meeting was held at Crazy Alice's Restaurant in Somerset. The Committee now has a solid group of  individuals and organizations supporting the efforts of the Committee.

Officers and Directors elected February 21, 2009,
Officers:

  • Ronald G. Horner, President
  • Jay Canson, Senior Vice President
  • Alex Dombrowsky, Junior Vice President
  • Suzanne Canson, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Martin Hurl, Assistant Secretary/Treasurer

Board of Directors

  • Michael Kuhn, Chairman
  • Michael L. Emerson (elected May 2, 2009)
  • Martin Palguta
  • Stewart R. Saylor
  • Darryl Reed

May 02, 2009 Test raising of a new flag

       
       

June 05 and June 11, 2009 getting ready for the new memorial

June 08, 2009 more work for the June 14, 2009 dedication

     

June 13, 2009 receiving a new flag from Woodmen of the World Lodge 19 of Somerset.

       

FLAG DAY 2009
June 14, 2009 Old Glory flying high
         
 
         
         
       
         
       
         

September 3, 2009

On September 3, 2009 our Flag Site was honored when the riders and crew of the
ride with the 40
stopped to view the flag as their last stop in Somerset County.
Family members of passenger Louis "Joey" Nacke followed the flight's intended path, beginning September 3, 2009 in Newark, NJ and ending on September 11, 2009 in San Francisco, CA.

Back row: Patrick White, Ken Nacke, Marci Nacke, Eric H. Bay, Barry D. Smith, Frank Szczech
Front row: Ken Galley, Hank Kinzey, David White, Linda White, Dale Nacke
       
     

September 11, 2009

On September 11, 2009 we talked with a few family members of the Flight 93 heroes that stopped to visit our Flag Site. Most impressive of their comments was the deep appreciation they feel for the residents of Somerset County.

       
Jay Bingham Cheryl Wilson Cheryl and Calvin Wilson
    First Responder Rick Flick with his cousin, our President, Ron Horner    

 


Key Events

  • Committee Reorganization
  • Donation of new Flight 93 memorial
  • Raising of the flag on Flag Day
  • September 3 visit by ride with the 40
  • September 11 visit by Flight 93 family members