On September 1, 2017 elected officials and local residents of Steelworkers Tower in Brighton Heights particiapted in a flag raising ceremony in honor of military veterans ahead of Labor Day weekend. Current Steelworkers Tower residents who served in the military were awarded commemorative plaques in honor of their service. State Representative Jake Wheatley, Mayor Bill Peduto, Councilwoman Harris and a representative for Congressman Mike Doyle were in attendance.
(From left to right) State Rep. Jake Wheatley, Mayor Bill Peduto and Councilwoman Darlene Harris bow their heads in prayer during the flag ceremony at SteelWorkers Tower on Sept. 1, 2017. Photo credit: Neil Strebig
Councilwoman Darlene Harris walks with residents of Steelworkers Tower before the flag raising. Photo credit: Neil Strebig
Fellow Steelworkers Tower resident congratulates Steve George who began to an impromptu recital of the Pledge of Allegiance during the ceremony. Photo credit: Neil Strebig
Elected officials, Honor Guard and residents salute the American flag during Sept. 1, 2017 flag raising ceremony at Steelworkers Tower plaza in Brighton Heights. Photo credit: Neil Strebig
Residents of Steelworkers Tower listen to Mayor Peduto’s speech during the Sept. 1 flag ceremony. Photo credit: Neil Strebig
Roy Alford, 72 Retired USMC holds up his commemorative plaque during the ceremony as State Rep. Jake Wheatley, Mayor Bill Peduto and Councilwoman Darlene Harris offer congratulations. Photo credit: Neil Strebig
Vietnam veterans, (left) Walter Brown, 72, and (right) Steve George, 62, wait for the ceremony to begin. Photo credit: Neil Strebig
(From left to right) Retired firefighter and honor guard Peggy Vath carries the flag followed by retired firefighters, Rob Shay and Tim Kenan. Photo credit: Neil Strebig
A commemorative poster designed by military veterans and residents from Steelworkers Tower.
Tim Kenan (far left) helps hoist the American flag as Rob Shay (center) and Peggy Vath (right) hold it. Photo credit: Neil StrebigPeggy Vath (right) hold it. Photo credit: Neil Strebig