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June 22, 2004 > New Niles Flagpole is Dedicated

New Niles Flagpole is Dedicated

A sunny day and light breeze greeted a large crowd as they listened to the music of the East Bay Scout Band in anticipation of the dedication of the new Niles flagpole on Saturday, June 12, 2004. After the Invocation by Reverend Susan Scott, George Spindler regaled the crowd with the fascinating history of the old Niles flagpole and those it commemorated.

All Fremont city councilmembers were present as was Gail Steele, President of the Alameda County Supervisors. Guest of Honor, Lieutenant Colonel R. Horton was introduced and the colors were brought to the new flagpole by the U.S. Marine Corps Color Guard of Alameda County.

Old Glory unfurled as the breeze took hold and it ascended 80 ft. to the top of the pole (subsequently lowered to half mast in honor of former President Regan). The National Anthem, sung by Robert Toschak was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and the laying of a commemorative wreath by Major James A. Taylor and USMC Sgt. Major Henry Rivera as Steven McElheny played the bagpipes.

The district of Niles invites everyone to come by and see the new addition to the town.

 
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