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A remembrance of those who served

Supporting America’s veterans at Cannon Beach American Legion
By Brenna Visser

The Daily Astorian

Published on November 10, 2017 11:55AM

Last changed on November 13, 2017 11:44AM

Eric Peiter from the American Legion Post 168 mount a flag with Jack Kerwin watching on Hemlock Street for Veterans Day.

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Eric Peiter from the American Legion Post 168 mount a flag with Jack Kerwin watching on Hemlock Street for Veterans Day.

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Eric Peiter and Jack Kerwin from the American Legion Post 168 sit on the back of the truck as the prepare to mount flags along Hemlock Street for Veterans Day.

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Eric Peiter and Jack Kerwin from the American Legion Post 168 sit on the back of the truck as the prepare to mount flags along Hemlock Street for Veterans Day.

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Jack Kerwin with flags designated for the Veterans Day holiday.

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Jack Kerwin with flags designated for the Veterans Day holiday.

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One by one, members of Cannon Beach’s American Legion Post 168 mounted flags along Hemlock Street on Friday morning in honor of Veterans Day.

With about 30 flags laid back in a truck, members of the legions puttered block by block to hop out, grab the ladder and install a flag into each stand. The tradition has happened for years, and serves as a subtle reminder for the community to think of those who served, Vice President Jack Kerwin said.

“We’re still in war, and I don’t think we think about it,” Kerwin said. “We live in a great country, and we’ve got to support them.”





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