Hamilton recognizes Salvation Army with flag-raising ceremony

Joanie Wilson and Joel Monasterio hold the Salvation Army’s flag for 2017. WAYNE BAKER/STAFF

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Joanie Wilson and Joel Monasterio hold the Salvation Army’s flag for 2017. WAYNE BAKER/STAFF

The Salvation Army and its supporters gathered at City Hall on Monday for a flag raising ceremony in celebration of the organization’s 130 years of benevolent service locally as part of National Salvation Army Week.

The Salvation Army serves in 128 countries throughout the world and Mayor Pat Moeller hailed the group as a special part of the community that harnesses the energy of volunteers to help the less fortunate every day of the year.

Moeller read a proclamation saluting Major Leo and Persi Sanclemente, along with the entire outfit of the local Salvation Army for going above and beyond the call of duty.

“They really do a tremendous job helping people in this city,” he said.

Butler County Commissioner T.C. Rogers presented a commendation from the Ohio Statehouse and said the Salvation Army “fulfills its duties as a Christian mission.”

“It is all about the volunteers coming together to help and they do a great job with that,” Rogers said.

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