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.


SEPTEMBER 11, 2010
Flight 93 family members and the public were invited to a short program at the Flag Site to honor our Veterans on Patriot's Day. Also introduced was The 9/11 Flight 93 Rose.

Michael L. Emerson

Somerset County Flag Committee President, Ron Horner, thanked the following for their support of the event:

  • Michael L. Emerson, member of the Somerset County Flag Committee and donor of the 100 rose bushes of "The 9/11 Flight 93 Rose" presented and given out at the ceremony

  • Ben Williams and J.B. Williams & Associates of Silver Spring, MD

  • Quality Inn of Somerset and Manager, Manny Patel

  • Somerset County Commissioner, John Vatavak, for the sound system

  • Chorus of the Potomac & J.A. Rey

  • Boyd Race, Kaylyn Brant and the Somerset County Military Families Support Group

  • Chaplain Steve Holden and the U.S. Emergency Chaplains Corp.

  • Paul Ritchey

  • Speakers Kenny Trent, Alex Dombrowsky, Ron Beck and Michael Emerson

  • Ken Baker and Prestige Printing

  • Members of the Somerset County Flag Committee



AUGUST 19 - 20, 2010
The flag that flew last year and repaired last winter again needed repairs. The flag donated to the Committee, June 2009, by the Somerset Woodmen of the World Lodge 19 was raised by the America's 9/11 Riders. It was a long and emotional day for the Riders; but, when asked to volunteer there was no hesitation. As one of the Riders was thanked while leaving, his response was, "It is an honor".

Coming Down
Going Up

JULY 16 - 19, 2010

When the Flag Site's memorial platform was designed and the design donated in 1998 by the EADS Group, it included paving stones for future engraved memorials.  Exactly forty stones line the back wall. Between July 16 and 19, 2010 those forty stones were engraved by Shetler Memorials.

JUNE - JULY 2010

MAY 2010

May 30  
May 29
May 28
May 26

MARCH 26, 2010
On March 26, 2010 a new bench was delivered by Shetler Memorials.
The bench was designed by the Flag Committee and Shetler Memorials of Johnstown.
Shetler Memorials generously donated the bench to the Committee for permanent use at the flag site. The bench is a perfect reminder of the dedication of the site to all veterans of Somerset County.

From left to right:
Martin L. Palguta, Flag Committee, Director
Jay Canson, Flag Committee, Vice President
Rich Bailey, Shetler Memorials, Memorial Counselor
Sue Canson, Flag Committee, Treasurer
Mike L. Kuhn, Flag Committee, Director

You are invited to visit the flag site.
Please, sit on the bench and reflect on the past and current service of our veterans.

March 26, 2010      

Delivery by
Moved to the
platform by

APRIL 11, 2010
Four of THE 9/11 FLIGHT 93 ROSE bushes were donated by Director, Michael L. Emerson
and planted by Ron Horner and Mike Kuhn.


APRIL 22, 2010
On EARTH DAY site work was started by Somerset Trust volunteers,
Gloria Pritts, JoAlyce Kopinski, Mary Engle, Ruth Jorgensen, Jill Gary and Barb Harrold.

Evening work continued by Committee members


APRIL 30, 2010
Daily American Letter to the Editor


  • Veteran's Memorial Bench Delivered
  • Donation and planting of four 9/11 Flight 93 Rose bushes
  • Earth Day maintenance
  • Flag raised for Memorial Day
  • America's 9/11 Riders visit
  • September 11, 2010 program