Binderim's Blog

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Binderim Spends 9/10 at Westlake VFD Flag Retirement

Gary Binderim w/ Pastor Ray Sullins


Contact: Stace Medellin, 832-868-9931,

DAYTON--Gary Binderim, Democratic candidate for the 2nd Congressional District of Texas spent Sunday, September 10 at the Westlake Volunteer Fire Department's Flag Retirement, Commemoration Ceremony and Blood Drive. Also in attendance was Liberty County Treasurer Linda Leonard, Commissioner Norman Brown of Pct. 4, as well as other candidates for office.

After the singing of the National Anthem and a moving invocation by Pastor Ray Sullins of the Midway Baptist Church, a Dayton-area troup of Boy Scouts ceremoniously retired a U.S. flag flying at the Fire Department. The process entailed cutting the flag, stripe by stripe, then placing each strip in a container of hot coals. The Scouts would continue retiring various flags flown over the Fire Department afterwards. Prior to Pastor Sullins' benediction, two crates of doves were released to signify freedom and peace.

Over 30 guests enjoyed community conversation, various snacks and desserts, and various fire safety and disaster preparedness pamphlets provided by the Westlake VFD.

Congressional candidate Gary Binderim enjoyed speaking individually to various voters who were receptive to his campaign platform that includes protecting Social Security, ensuring quality assets for First Responders, and increasing the minimum wage to a livable wage so minimum wage workers can work without being left in poverty.

Earlier in the day, Binderim spent some time at the St. Joseph's Catholic Church Festival at St. Anne's Parish Hall. He enjoyed meeting briefly with Liberty County Clerk Delia Sellers, whom he had met earlier this year at a Campaign Rally held at the County Courthouse.

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