Lions continue its flag program
The Summit Hill Lions Club is continuing its American flag program this week.
The program was resurrected earlier this year as a means of honoring and/or memorializing veterans from the community.
For one-week periods, the club will fly the American flag at the Ludlow Park site to remember current and former town residents who gave service to our country.
As the program continues this week, five members of the Chickilly family who served during World War II will be recognized. They include:
Alfred Chickilly, who served in the Marine Corps from 1941-45. He attained the rank of staff sergeant and served in Guadalcanal, South Pacific.
William Chickilly, who served in the Army from 1941-45. He attained the rank of staff sergeant and served in the Philippine Islands, South Pacific.
James Chickilly, who served in the Air Force from 1941-45. He attained the rank of staff sergeant and served in the China Burma India Theater.
Robert Chickilly, who served in the Coast Guard from 1942-45. He attained the rank of seaman first class and served on Destroyer Escort Duty in the North Atlantic Ocean.
Anthony Chickilly, who served in the Navy from 1942-44. He attained the rank of seaman first class while serving state-side.
James and Robert were twins.
Town residents are invited to contact Lions Club members to have their family member or friend scheduled to be honored or memorialized. Joseph O'Gurek Jr., 645-5171, is in charge of the scheduling. Those making a request to have a veteran scheduled should provide that person's service record.
The only stipulations to be scheduled are that the person being recognized is a current or former town resident and must have served in the Armed Services.