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Moving the Colors
Newburgh, Indiana Town Hall

Newburgh, Indiana
July 19, 2006




All photos furnished by Frieda Clayton of Newburgh, In. unless otherwise noted.
These two pages of photos are dedicated to the memory of Frieda Clayton (1944--2007).

The Newburgh, Indiana Town Council made the move from the old Town Hall, 200 State Street to the new Town Hall, 23 W. Jennings St., Newburgh, In. at 5:30 p.m. July 19, 2006.
Reginald Porter, the town president from Newburgh, England and his wife Shirley made the trip from England to be present for the event. Newburgh, England is the sister-city of Newburgh, Indiana. England's Union Flag and Porter's gavel were also carried in the parade.

The procession left the old Town Hall building led by bagpiper Mary Fanning, next in the procession were the Town Hall colors moved by the Ohio Valley Chapter, INSSAR., assisted by the WOSAR, Ladies Auxillary followed by the Newburgh Town Council and interested citizens.
The council members wheeled their chairs down the street which was closed to traffic during the move. Taking their chairs was symbolic of moving Newburgh's "Seat" of Government to a new location.


photo by Peggy Gilkey, WOSAR

INSSAR Color Guard Group assembled at old Newburgh Town Hall
Compatriots J. D. Strouth, Chris Myers, Ruth Hall, WOSAR, Compatriot Ken Gilkey,
Becky West, WOSAR, and Compatriot John G. West.



photo by Ruth Hall, WOSAR

Compatriots J. D. Strouth, Chris Myers, Peggy Gilkey, WOSAR, Compatriot Ken Gilkey,
Becky West, WOSAR, and Compatriot John G. West.


Standing at ease are
INSSAR Color Guard members: Compatriots John G. West, Ken Gilkey, J. D. Strouth, Chris Myers


After the meeting was called to order the Pledge of Alliegence was given and we filed out of the old Town Hall
door onto State Street. With Mary Fanning playing bagpipes we begin the procession to the new Town Hall on Jennings Street


We begin our procession down State Street.
Compatriot J. D. Strouth was given the honor of carrying the British Union Flag.
Notice the chairs are being pushed down the street by town council members.



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Compatriots John G. West, Ken Gilkey, J. D. Strouth, Chris Myers
with WOSAR member Becky West in next row.
In the backgroung you see one of Newburgh, Indiana's historic old buildings.


INSSAR, Ladies Auxillary Color Guard members Peggy Gilkey, Becky West, Ruth Hall.
Behind the ladies you see Town Council President Bill Kavanaugh as he carries the Newburgh, In. and Newburgh, England gavels as a show of the sisterhood both cities have enjoyed over the years. Councilman Bob Seibert, (pushing his "seat of government"), wore his top hat and bow tie in honor of the event.


Ohio Valley Chapter, INSSAR Color Guard moving down State Street.



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