Solemn salute

PHOTO 1: Marietta High School senior Michael Reese places an American flag on a lamppost on Putnam Street in Marietta Thursday in honor of Marine Lance Cpl. Josh Taylor, a 2010 MHS graduate who died Monday in a training accident in Nevada. The effort to place the flags downtown was suggested by American Flags and Poles owner Sylvi Caporale, who knew both Taylor and his fiancee, Abbey Malone. The Washington County Chapter of the American Red Cross and WASCO Inc., whose flags were adorning the downtown posts in honor of March being a recognition month for their organizations, agreed to have theirs taken down to honor Taylor. Several MHS students and staff members and others answered a call to change out the flags Thursday afternoon.

PHOTO 2: On a ladder steadied by Marietta High School English teacher Gwynette Hammond, left, and MHS junior Emily Hinton, junior Austin Yoho lifts an American flag into place on Putnam Street in Marietta Thursday in honor of Taylor.


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