The Reuter’s are members of the Pierceton Chamber of Commerce and presented a plan at one of the meetings of which the chamber offered to purchase the flags.
Their son, Benjamin C. Reuter is in Afghanistan and will be there until August. He is a tank commander, 1st Lieutenant in the Marines. Being a mom, Sally wanted to do something to honor her son for his service.
For two years, she has been thinking of hanging these flags but, until now, she had been told that it couldn’t be done. Sally was determined to have the flags fly while her son is overseas, but also thought they would honor all active soldiers, retired vets and fallen soldiers from our area. She also believes the flags are for the families who sacrifice having loved ones in harms way.
Sally told Pierceton Chamber President Donna Fisher, “It is very hard living your life knowing a loved one could lose their life defending our country. Our lives must go on as normal as possible and try to talk with them in a snip of time whenever you can. These flags look beautiful flying and dresses up our town of Pierceton.”
The Pierceton Fire Department, along with Sally’s husband, David, assisted in the installation of the flags.
The flags will be flying until Labor Day so please remember our active soldiers and retired vets.
Pierceton will celebrate its military past and present at the Pierceton Open House at the Community Building from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 22. The open house is for everyone and it is free, so come and celebrate the “Citizen, Business and Spirit of the year” while honoring our military.