125 Years Ago
Flag Raised at Stoner School
March 4, 2021
Herald of Feb. 27, 1896
A flag-raising at the Stoner School, about a half-mile north of Martinsburg, marked Washington’s Birthday. H.H. Lykens prepared the program with Matthew M. Marrow of Altoona speaking on the Father of Our Country and Maj. Alexander A. Bobb giving a patriotic and emotional address on the true meaning of the Flag.
Blair County Commissioners ordered a soldiers’ monument that was to consist of a 33-foot-tall shaft of Vermont granite with bronze figures of an artilleryman and a cavalryman on each side.
People in Martinsburg could hear the bells and whistles sounding at...