"Our Flag Still Waves" - A Documentary


JOHNSTOWN, Pa., Feb. 6, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Saturday, February 21, 2015, a premiere showing of the Sgt. Michael Strank Documentary – Our Flag Still Waves, will be held at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena, Johnstown, PA at 2:00 in the afternoon. This event is opened to the public and organizers are hoping for a large attendance - including members of the military, the Strank family members and other distinguished guests.

The documentary is very significant to our area. Sgt. Michael Strank, "a Marine's Marine," grew up just outside of Johnstown in Franklin Borough, and led the group of soldiers raising the American flag atop Mt. Suribachi on the island of Iwo Jima in 1945.

The project was a 2 phase project.  The first phase was the erection of a monument at Veteran's Memorial Park in Franklin Borough on Nov.8, 2014 and will be dedicated on February 23, 2015, the 70th Anniversary of the raising of the flag on Iwo Jima.  Phase 2 is a documentary of Sgt. Michael Strank's life growing up in Franklin Borough and his life in the military.

This entire project is due to the generosity of the citizens and companies of the region including but not limited to:

Atlas Realty Mgmt
Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC)
GAP Vax, Inc.
Kongsberg Defense Corporation
McAneny Brothers, Inc.
Nulton Diagnostic
Johnstown Tomahawks
Wessel & Company
Valenty Bottled Water
Brayman Construction Corp
EMF Development Corp
JWF Defense
Crown American Associates
John P. Murtha Foundation
Community Foundation for the Alleghenies
Johnstown Tribune Democrat

The organizers of the projects are Veterans Memorial Monument, Inc., Conemaugh Valley Veterans, Franklin VFW, Franklin Borough, and the Marine Corps League.


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