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“It’s a grand old flag and a high-flying flag”

By John Concannon.

In remembrance of Flag Day last week, I wanted to share some of our family’s military history and traditions with you.

In 1939, as the Great Depression was ending and World War II was looming, my grandfather, Joseph Concannon Sr., had a regulation 100-foot flagpole built in front of our family’s home at the entrance to the winery. Livermore was a small town at that time, and he made the dedication of the flag pole very special: a detachment of service men were present for the dedication, as well as a band, and the entire town was invited to the reception following the ceremony. Continue reading

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