Released: August 4, 2022
Delaware County Council Chair Dr. Monica Taylor, Councilman Richard Womack, Delaware County Executive Director Howard Lazarus, and the County’s Interim Director of Military and Veterans Affairs Sandra Garrison were proud to join Veterans Champlain Rev. Justin Cohen and Coast Guard Academy Senior Caden Mareno in raising the U.S. Coast Guard flag on August 4 outside of the Government Center in Media.
The flag raising was held in honor of the founding of the Coast Guard on August 4, 1790.
The U.S. Coast Guard flag will fly from the flagpole in the courtyard of the Government Center and Courthouse complex throughout the week. Military flags will be raised at appropriate times later this year in observance of the Air Force, on Sep. 18, 1947; the Navy, on Oct. 13, 1775; and the Marine Corps, on Nov. 10, 1775. The Army flag was raised in June to commemorate the anniversary.
Council expresses deep gratitude to those who have served or are serving in the military protecting and defending our country.