Summit Hill Lions continue flag program
Summit Hill Lions Club is continuing its American flag program this week.
The program was resurrected starting with the Memorial Day weekend festivities 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, the "Bonner Brothers" of Summit Hill will be memorialized for their service to the country. The flag will fly at the park in memory six brothers, five who served in the military and the sixth who was a veteran Summit Hill police officer.
Patrick Bonner served in the Army Air Corps from 1942-45, attaining the rank of first lieutenant. He was a B-26 pilot, having flown 36 missions over Germany.
James Bonner served in the Army Air Force from 1942-45, attaining the rank of corporal.
Robert Bonner was a technical sergeant in the Air Force from 1941 until being killed in action in 1944 when he was a tail gunner on a B-29 bomber that went down during a bombing mission over Japan.
Thomas Bonner served in the U.S. Naval Reserve from 1944-46, attaining the rank of fireman first class.
Richard Bonner served in the Army from 1944-46, having been a private first class with the 882nd Artillery Battalion.
John Bonner was exempt from military service because he was serving as the chief of police in Summit Hill.
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.