Many citizens helped clear trees and other debris left as a result of Hurricane Laura to provide access for the crews of electrical workers from Entergy and 20 other states that came to help restore power. Some of those that helped clear the way were the volunteers with Cherokee Search and Rescue of Southeast Texas.
David Wagstaff with Cherokee Search and Rescue described that the group stayed in the area during the storm and immediately began cutting and clearing trees. Wagstaff then noticed in Bridge City that many flag poles had been knocked down by Laura’s winds.
It was decided to re-erect the flag poles and then to purchase replacement flags for those lost in the storm. Wagstaff announced, “We plan to hold a flag raising ceremony on nine eleven at 8 o’clock.”
The special 9/11 flag ceremony will be done in Bridge City at the Veterans Memorial at the intersection of Texas Avenue and Roundbunch Road. Wagstaff shared the details of the planned ceremony as five flags for each military branch will be raised with the playing of their branch’s musical anthem. The Texas flag will be raised and the ceremony will conclude as the American flag will be raised accompanied by the national anthem.
The public is welcome and encouraged to attend the ceremony on Friday. The event will start at 8:00 AM in downtown Bridge City.
-Dan Perrine, KOGT-