>Flagpole Ceremony


On a cold blustery Monday, May 11, 2009 the crew of LORSTA Attu raised the station’s flagpole for another year’s service. Due to the heavy winds we experience here at the end of the Aleutians we are forced to lower our flagpole from late fall to spring. In the past the winds have been strong enough to damage the flagpole and ruin too many flags. This year we chose to put the flagpole back in service on the anniversary of the Attu campaign in World War II. I asked the crew to remember those brave men who fought and sacrificed for our victory on this date 66 years ago.