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VA clinic hosts July 4th flag ceremony, announces opening in August

front flag going up

     Developer David Shouse said the 30-foot by 38-foot flag isn’t the biggest available, but was the biggest they could engineer a flagpole for at the East Church Street VA Clinic. Above, the local Marine Corps League with developer David Shouse raise the flag during a July 4th ceremony.


An enthusiastic crowd decked out in red, white, blue  - and quite a few masks - gathered at the forthcoming VA clinic on East Church Street to watch a giant American flag rise on the morning of July 4th in a brief patriotic program organized by the building’s owner/developer.

  It was announced during the program that the VA clinic, a project that the public was made aware of in August 2017, will begin seeing patients next month. 

Developer and landlord David Shouse welcomed the crowd and thanked the many veterans at the program. Shouse said people thank him for bringing this clinic here, but the real praise should go to all the men and women of the armed services who have kept the country free for the past 244 years.

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