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Summit Hill Lions continuing its flag program

Published June 03. 2013 05:06PM

The 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.

Last week, the flag was flown in honor of Leonard "Lenny" Ogozalek, a Vietnam Era veteran who was selected to serve as grand marshal of the 2013 Summit Hill Memorial Day Parade.

As the program continues this week, the flag will fly at the park in memory of the late Joseph E. O'Gurek, an Army veteran of World War II.

He served as a technician 4th grade with Battery A, 630th Coast Artillery in the European-African Theater of Operations. He was the recipient of the European-African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with four Bronze stars, a Bronze Arrowhead, the Good Conduct Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.

Town residents are invited to contact Lions Club members to have their family member or friend scheduled to be honored or memoralized. 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 is that the person being recognized is a current or former town resident and must have served in the Armed Services.

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