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CHILDREN AND YOUNG adults begin to place banners and bows at Rasmussen Furniture on Main Street in Narrowsburg in remembrance of PFC Anthony Kaiser, a hometown soldier who gave his life for their future. From the left: Matthew Monteleone, Molly Harrison, Michael Monteleone, Patrick Harrison and Krissy Burkle.

In Narrowsburg, Hailing a Fallen Native

By Susan Hallock
NARROWSBURG — March 23, 2007 — Nestled along the banks of the Delaware River is the small community of Narrowsburg, full of life, excitement and community love and pride for one another.
But this week, as news traveled fast that one of their own was killed serving in the line of duty in Iraq, a community is gathering together to remember PFC Anthony Kaiser as he will soon be brought home to rest in peace in the community that helped give him his wings to fly.
Kaiser worked his summers locally, volunteered as a fireman at the Narrowsburg Fire Department and patrolled the roads of Sullivan County as a New York State Trooper before entering the military. Now those same roads Kaiser grew up on will carry him home to his final resting place with a hero’s remembrance.
As a way to pay tribute and remember PFC Kaiser as he is brought home, the community has begun posting on their homes and businesses red, white and blue ribbons and/or an American flag in remembrance of one who gave so much to protect others.
Residents and businesses in the Town of Tusten are asked to place a red, white and blue ribbon on their front door or hang a flag at their business or residence by this Saturday, March 24 and to leave them displayed until the following Saturday, March 31 since funeral arrangements for PFC Kaiser are still undetermined.
Businesses and residents throughout Sullivan County are also urged to hang a ribbon or flag in his honor, since he is and always will be one of our own, not only from Narrowsburg but also Sullivan County.
Any questions regarding the ribbons or flags please contact Cindy Burkle at 252-6697 or Sue Hallock at 252-3451.

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