The residents of Blossom North recently asked for the flag outside of the Portland Avenue nursing home be replaced. Employees decided to change the tattered flag properly, with help from the Rochester Fire Department.
Firefighters helped take the old flag down and fold it properly. Residents even sang the national anthem during the ceremony.
“We figured with 9/11 around the corner, it’d be a nice way to do it, this way, honor them, honor the fallen officer from last week and just kind of combine everything. It’s just nice because it was the resident’s request,” said Stephen Daniels, MDS Coordinator at Blossom.
The new flag was raised at half staff to honor those who have fallen, including Officer Daryl Pierson.