New flag flies over La Maison Acadienne
MADAWASKA, Maine – La Maison Acadienne recently received an American flag that flew over the Capitol in Washington, D.C.
Gene Pelletier, building manager, and Barbara Morin, service coordinator and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 147 president, worked with the American Legion Post 147 of Madawaska to host a flag-raising ceremony on Tuesday, June 21.
Several members of the legion and auxiliary, along with several members of Chapter 147 of the American Legion Riders came to La Maison Acadienne to perform the ceremony.
Post Commander Greg Morin, Vice Commander Richard Cyr, Barbara Morin and Pelletier, along with several residents, gathered with guests. Legion Chaplain Roger Corbin led all in a prayer, then the group saluted the flag and joined in singing the national anthem.
Next, the Legion Riders offered their respects with a gun salute. Sergeant of Arms Jerry Haze, David Russell, Legion member Gates Bourgoin and Amy Russell participated. Pelletier read the certificate that accompanied the flag.
After the ceremony, participants enjoyed ice cream cones and sundaes in the building’s community room.