cathycraneParticipantSeptember 8, 2012 at 11:28 pmPost count: 39
Our crew met in the parking lot at the Kinsman-Ridge Trailhead. We had about 20 people and we started hiking in small groups. Lots of fast moving fog and wet woods. When we hit the open ledges above the Old Mans Head, the wind was going sideways. It would actually move some of us off the trail. We made it to the tower about 11:00. Some of the advanced group hikers had been up the tower and decided there was no way a pole and flag would fly today from the tower site. Steve(Scrapy) hung his family’s flag over the edge, but it was taking a beating. WE took a few pictures from the tower, holding the flag as we tried to beat the wind. Gram had brought up a wonderful poster of past hikes and hung it on the stairs ascending the tower for people to enjoy. We retreated below the tower, proceeded to extend the poles and hoist up two flags. The pole last for about 3 mintues in the high winds and broke. We again regrouped, helded that flag and had our ceremony to honor 9/11 and Captain Douglas DiCenzo who loved NH mountains and all who love this great country we live in. Thank you to Steve for the music and John for the great words. We decided to descend the mountain at 1:00, by 1:30 the clouds were parting for some views, but the winds continued to howl. We tailgated in the parking lot. Another incredible day on the Mts. honoring 9/11. Never Forget. :flag:gramParticipantSeptember 9, 2012 at 2:07 amPost count: 59
Despite the pea soup fog and the WIND, we had a great 9/11 remembrance today.
It began at 10AM with a ceremony organized by the Combat Vets group in the tramway building.
It continued at noon with our FOT48 group. Thanks to Cathy and her friends we had flags, we had the Star Spangled Banner, the pledge of allegiance, and some heartfelt remarks.
Thank you all and I hope to see you again on the trails.
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