Norwich Town officials and the Norwich Lions dedicate Flagpole/marker to honor Jim Southworth
An honor for a Charter Lion member
On September 12, 2018 at 6:00 PM, a dedication of the Flagpole and Marker at the Police/fire Safety facility was held to honor James R. Southworth who was a charter member of the Norwich Lions Club.
Marker lies at the base of the flagpole
Phil Wheeler, Past district Governor(PDG) State of Vermont-Lions District 45 served as the Master of Cermony for this event.
Honored Guests were :
Peg Southworth and Tom Southworth, Herb Durfee III, Norwich Town manager, Miranda Bergmeier, Norwich Select Board members, John Pepper, John Langhus, Linda Cook, Mary Layton, and Claudette Brochu, Douglas A. Robinson Chief of Police, Alexander Northern Fire Chief, First Responders, Police Officers and Fire Fighters, Norwich Lions Club members and , Norwich residents and general public.
Police and Fire Chiefs getting the crowd ready to recite the Pledge of Allegiance
Steve Flanders and Miranda Bergmeier leading the song (America the Beautiful)
Town Manager Herb Durfee III speaking to the guests
Phil Wheeler making a remembrance speech
Getting ready to do the toast
capturing a somber moment
Peg Southworth taking a moment of reflection
Fellow Lions congratulate Gary De Gasta on a job well done after the Ceremony
Photo taken by Demo