American flag flown during battle presented to Huron Township Department of Public Safety

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Posted by The Huron Hub | June 22, 2022

At a recent Huron board meeting, Trustee Angie Cady, along with Commander Jim LaCasse and Adjunct Troy McFarland from Huron Township American Legion post 231, presented Huron Township Director of Public Safety Everette Robbins with a 15 x 25-foot American flag.

This is not just any flag.

About a year and a half ago, Director Robbins and the Huron Township Fire Department were hosting a fire station open house and had the ladder truck up with a very large American flag flying from it.

Fire Chief James Hinojosa said the flag was borrowed from Flat Rock and had been flown on a fighter jet that was on the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier.

He also mentioned Director Robbins would love to have one for Huron Township.

At the board meeting, Trustee Angie Cady explained that In 2017, she had the honor to be a part of a Tiger Cruise and spend a week aboard the USS Nimitz as a guest of her niece, Staff Sgt. Caitlin Mercure, on the final week of her deployment as part of Operation Inherent Resolve. She had a fellow Marine, Sgt. Brandon Morris that was again deployed and agreed to help out with obtaining the flag.

A flag was ordered and was on it’s way to the USS Nimitz. The flag flew over Afghanistan in support of Operation Inherent Resolve as part of the relentless dedication to the Global War on Terrorism.

“I am extremely honored and humbled to receive this gift. Our flag is an amazing representation of the men and women who unselfishly represent our country. The flag will be on display for the first time at the Waltz 150 Celebration. This weekend, our Fire Department will display this flag proudly while being thankful for sacrifice made by so many in our armed forces. I cannot thank Trustee Cady and Chief Hinojosa enough as this means much more to me that I can put into words,” said Robbins.


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