Norwich American Legion Auxiliary presents blue star flags to local families

NORWICH – The Norwich American Legion Auxiliary invited two families to their meeting on February 8. Joe and Ruth Manwarren and Gerald and Pam Roys were presented with the “Blue Star” Service Flags honoring their sons, both serving in the active military.

Derek Manwarren is serving in the U.S. Marine Corp, currently in California. Eric Roys is serving in the U.S. Navy, currently aboard the USS Bulkeley in the Mediterranean Sea.

The Service flag is an official banner authorized by the Dept. of Defense for display by families who have members serving in the armed forces during any period of war or hostilities the United States may be engaged in for the duration of such hostilities.

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