U.S. Congressman Pete Visclosky, and State Representative Linda Lawson will be among notables attending the public re-dedication ceremony of the long-standing flag pole at historic Oak Hill Cemetery in Hammond Saturday. The ceremony, made possible through a partnership with the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority and the Oak Hill Restoration Project, is scheduled to start at 11 a.m. and is open to the public.
According to the C-V-A, Congressman Visclosky will be dedicating and presenting a flag that has previously flown over the Capitol building through the Capitol Flag Program. Representative Lawson will also present a flag that has previously flown over the State Capitol building.
Eagle Scout candidate, Kyle Bergfors will also unveil his Eagle Scout project--a beautification project enhancing the area around the flag pole.
According to the restoration project's Facebook page, the newly repaired commercial flag pole, which has not held a flag in many years, was originally dedicated on behalf of the family of Glen Proffit on memorial Day 1987 in honor of all the men and women buried at Oak Hill that have served our country honorably.
The Oak Hill Cemetery Restoration Project is a grassroots group of volunteers, cemetery advocates and descendants who are committed to the preservation, appreciation and respect for the history and roots of Oak Hill Cemetery. The goal of the organization is to help improve the general appearance of the cemetery.
Oak Hill Cemetery is located at 6445 Hohman Avenue in Hammond, Indiana. For more information contact the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority at (219) 989-7770.