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Sistersville Lions Cub Honors Heroes

By Randy Rutherford - Staff Writer | Jun 23, 2021

Sistersville Lions Club Display Flags

Sistersville Lions Club created a program titled “Flags for Heroes” to honor military members, first responders, teachers or other heroes (past or present) by sponsoring a flag in their name. Flags will be proudly displayed during Holiday weekends during the year at the Sistersville Elks along Rt 2. Each Flag will have a commemorative tag with the honoree’s name. You will receive your tagat the end of the Veterans week event. You can contact any Lions Club member for the application form.

Current Honoree’s include:

Hero- Earl J. Leasure, Branch- Navy & Army, Sponsor- Steve Leasure. Hero- Carl Roger Sharps, Branch- Air Force, Sponsor- Pam Porfeli. Hero- Carolyn Long, Branch- Wetzel County First Responder- In memory, Sponsor- Debbie Durig. Hero- William L. Gilligan, Branch- U.S. Marine Corps, Sponsor- Elizabeth Gilligan. Hero- Bill Deaton, Branch- Navy, Sponsor- Melissa, Brenda, Julie & Janelle. Hero- Lion Scott Beaver, Branch- U.S. Army,Sponsor- Friendly Lions Club, Hero- Lion Ken Stead, Branch- Air Force, Sponsor- Friendly Lions Club. Hero- James C. Cross, Branch- Navy, Sponsor- Greg & Tammy Cross. Hero- Bill Burr, Branch- U.S. Marine Corps, Sponsor- Tammy & Greg Cross. Hero- O.C. Weekley, Branch- U.S. Army, Sponsor- Mary Ellen & Michael Benincasa. Hero- Lamar Weekley, Branch- Navy Sponsor- Mary Ellen & Michael Benincasa. Hero- Michael Benincasa, Branch- US Marine Corps,Sponsor- Mary Ellen Benincasa. Hero- Eris Weekley, Branch- National Guard, Sponsor- Mary Ellen Benincasa & Michael. Hero- John Weekley, Branch- Air Force, Sponsor- Mary Ellen & Michael Benincasa. Hero- Anthony J Currie, Branch- Army, Sponsor- Maggie Tompkins. Hero- Master Sergeant Clarence D. Heintzman, Branch- Air Force, Sponsor- Dan Heintzman. Hero- Robert D. King, Branch- U.S. Army, Sponsor- His Office.