COLLEGEVILLE – The Patriotic Order Sons of America, Washington Camp 387, donated a new American flag for the flag pole at Perkiomen Valley High School’s Thomas J. Keenan football stadium and raised the flag while the Marching Vikings played the national anthem on Sept. 6, prior to the first home football game against Methacton High School.
The Perkiomen Valley School District extends its gratitude to this organization and to the vet-erans who attended and helped to raise the new flag: Robert Albright, Darren Clossin, Ken-neth Conrad, Dave McQuirms, Shawn Conrad, Mike Frederick, Ernie Culp, Peter Giacomucci, Donald Dillon, Gary Hacker, Robert Geiger, Reed Hacker, Michael Hess , Gerry Long, Robert Kerr Sr., John Markley, Earl Stahl, Harry Phillips, John Strong, Peter Phillips, William Stone, Bob Messersmit, Henry Hunsberger, Dick Fetzer, and Stan Sar-nocinski.
The Patriotic Order Sons of America is one of America’s oldest patriotic and fraternal societies still in existence. For over 160 years, the organization has been devoted to pro-moting patriotism in all Americans, and honoring the men and women whose sacrifices have given all of us the freedom we enjoy today. Washington Camp 387 is lo-cated on the second floor of the Ambler Savings Bank in Schwenksville and is very active in the Perkiomen Valley. The organization donates annually to the PV Student Loan Association and also donates flags, maintains war monu-ments, erects flag poles, and builds benches placed in vari-ous public locations. POSofA also maintains flag retirement boxes, which are collected and retired during a flag retire-ment ceremony with the Boy Scouts in June. A total of 1,800 flags were collected this year for retirement. For in-formation, visit http://www.nationalposofa.org/index.html.