Flags placed at local cemeteries

May 17, 2013

Personnel of the Retiree Activities Office (RAO), Department of the United States Air Force and members of the Northeast Retired Air Force Wing recently placed approximately 500 flags at three local cemeteries in Pringle, Courtdale and Edwardsville. The flags, furnished by the Veterans Affairs Office, were placed to honor deceased veterans. Participants, from left, first row: Donato Nicolais, deputy director, RAO; Jerry Pace, office administrator, RAO; Joseph Azaravich, Wing member; and Mario Zucca, membership chairman, RAO. Second row: Charles Lamoreaux, secretary and editor, RAO; John Sladin, Wing historian; Raymond Smith, director, RAO; William Jones, Wing vice commander; and John Hohl, member, St. Mary’s Parish.