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New generation performs solemn duty

The Town of Kinderhook held a ceremony in Friday, September 11 at the town’s 9/11 memorial site in Volunteers Park on State Farm Road. Scouts participating in the flag raising and lowering were Lucy Griesemer, Emma Hotaling, Alex Larson, Alexandra Shores, Karlie Storch, Jetta Briggs and Sophie Shultis from Kinderhook Girl Scout Troop 1076. Boy Scouts from Kinderhook Troop 113 included Kaleb Becker and Colin McDonald. Capital District Pipers played “Amazing Grace” and fire departments from around northern Columbia County, the Sheriff’s Office and a detail from the State Police attended. Guest speaker Captain David Kolb of the New York State Police spoke to the gathering about what he remembered from September 11, 2001 when he was a NY State Police Sergeant in Claverack and worked at Ground Zero—the concrete dust and water on the ground, and not sleeping for 36 hours straight. Capt. Kolb closed with quotes of unity and patriotism from Adlai Stevenson and Barack Obama. Photo by David Lee
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