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Mother Honors Late Son With Flag Ceremony

September 6, 2018
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Mother Honors Late Son With Flag Ceremony

One of the volunteers of the Edwardsville Active Adult Center honored her late son on Wednesday by raising an American flag in his memory. Ruth Sabecky, 85, of Pringle, donated the flag to the center. Her son, Ralph E. Bagnuolo, obtained the flag during his time with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. The flag flew over his command headquarters when he served in Iraq in 2005. Bagnuolo, 55, who served in the U.S. Air Force prior to the National Guard, died on Nov. 18, 2016. State Rep. Aaron Kaufer, R-120, Kingston, and several Edwardsville officials attended the ceremony on Wednesday. “It was beautiful,” Sabecky said. — BOB KALINOWSKI

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